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Taiyuan, China (XNA) Jan 10, 2012
China successfully launched the Ziyuan III satellite Monday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi province.
The satellite was launched at 11:17 a.m. Monday aboard a Long March 4B rocket.
The rocket also carried a satellite from Luxemburg, according to the launch center.
Source: Source: Xinhua
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