China launches new satellite

Beijing: China has successfully launched a mapping satellite into the orbit, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Tianhui-1C was launched on Monday from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in Gansu province, the Global Times reported.

Designed by a subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASTC), Tianhui-1C is the third satellite in the Tianhui-1 series. It will be used for scientific experiments, land resource surveys, mapping, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.