China Launches Weather Satellite For Beijing Olympics

May 27, 2008

China successfully launched a new satellite to help forecast the upcoming Beijing Olympics this summer, as well as to help with earthquake relief efforts..Beijing (ChattahBox) – China successfully launched a new satellite to help forecast the upcoming Beijing Olympics this summer, as well as to help with earthquake relief efforts.

The weather satellite is known as the Fengyun-3 and was launched with the Long March-4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi province.

The 5,000-pound satellite took about 20-minutes to get into orbit and can now help China a great deal with predicting how to handle the Olympics and relief work.

The opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics is set to kick off August 8.

With August being a damp month for China, this satellite could be very useful.


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