China launches maritime satellite

A Long March-4B carrier rocket lifts off carrying a maritime satellite at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China’s Shanxi province, Aug 16, 2011. The orbiter, Haiyang-2, is for the supervision and survey of maritime environment and will be an important tool for the prevention and reduction of maritime disasters. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March-4B carrier rocket lifts off carrying a maritime satellite at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China’s Shanxi province, Aug 16, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Combination photo shows Long March-4B rocket carrying orbiter Haiyang-2 lifting off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, Aug 16, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]


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