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China launches first of new generation polar orbiting satellites

A Chinese CZ-4C Chang Zheng-4C launch vehicle – carrying the Feng Yun-3A satellite – has lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center located in the Shanxi province.
The first satellite of the second generation of polar orbiting meteorological satellites was launched at 03:02 UTC. The bird will operate in a 836 km sun-synchronous orbit with an inclination of 98.7 degrees, covering the planet twice a day.