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China launches weather satellite
Posted: Mon, Sep 23, 2013, 5:45 AM ET (0945 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed a Chinese weather satellite into polar orbit on Monday. The Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:07 pm EDT Sunday (0307 GMT, 11:07 Beijing time Monday) and placed the Fengyun-3C satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite, state media reported, will be used in conjunction with existing satellites to increase the frequency of updates to medium-range weather forecasts, among other applications.
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