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China launches new mapping satelliteChina 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. http://bit.ly/1RAJBek http://www.uitvconnect.com/newspaper/china-launches-new-mapping-satellite
First miniature satellite functional: NASAA miniature satellite sent in the space aboard an Atlas V rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on October 8 is working fine, NASA has announced. http://bit.ly/1LtqaDQhttp://www.uitvconnect.com/newspaper/first-miniature-satellite-functional-nasa
China launches HD observation satelliteChina on Monday launched its most sophisticated observation satellite as part of the country's high-definition Earth observation project. Gaofen-9 was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu province at 12.42 p.m. (local time) aboard a Long March-2D carrier rocket. http://bit.ly/1KcHJ9s http://www.uitvconnect.com/newspaper/china-launches-hd-observation-satellite