China launched a new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite on Monday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province.
The 2.7-tonne Ziyuan III 02 satellite took off on the back of a Long March 4B rocket at 11:17 am Beijing time, according to the center. It was the 228th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.
Also on board the rocket were two NewSat satellites from Uruguay. All three satellites have entered preset orbits, the Taiyuan center said in a statement.