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Meeting with cosmonaut Samokutyayev.
On December 7, 2011 Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately, Igor Rodin had a meeting with Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Samokutyayev.

The meeting took place in Star city (Zvyozdny gorodok). Cosmonaut Samokutyayev who had spent in space 164 days and had returned to Earth on September 16, 2011, told about his mission aboard the ISS as well as about Astrophilatelic activities during his space flight.
The cosmonaut postmarked covers aboard the ISS in the frames of so-called symbolic activities in according to the request of Russian Space Agency as well as the "Energy” Space Corporation. Aleksandr Samokutyayev handed over 2 flown covers to Igor Rodin’s collecti ... Read more »
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China launched a navigation satellite.
On December 1, 2011 at 21:07 UTC (on December 2 at 05:07 Beijing Time) the Chang Zheng-3A (Long March-3A) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern Sichuan Province, China.
The rocket orbited the "Beidou-2 G10” navigation satellite. It is the 10th satellite of its indigenous global navigation and positioning network known as Beidou, or Compass system.
The global satellite positioning and navigation system will be completed in 2020 with 30 satellites orbiting the earth. Started in 2000, the Beidou satellite navigation system is designed to break China's dependence on the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS).
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China launched a remote-sensing satellite.
On November 29, 2011 at 18:50 UTC (on November 30 at 02:50 Beijing time) the Chang Zheng-2C (Long March-2C) rocket-carrier was launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi, China.
The rocket orbited the "Yaogan XIII” remote-sensing satellite. The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out surveys on land resources, monitor crop yields and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention.
The Long March 2C rocket was produced by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. This launch is the 152th mission of Long-March-series rockets.
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