China has launched the Tianhui 4 cartography satellite onboard a Chang Zheng 2D today. Liftoff occurred at 11:13 UTC from the Jiuquan launch site in China. The target orbit for the payload was a polar orbit. The satellite will be used for Earth observation and mapping for civil and military uses. The weight and structure of the payload are not known at this point.
A Chinese Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in…