China has successfully launched another small scientific experimental satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, China Radio International reported on Thursday.
Launched on a Long-March 2-C carrier rocket, the mini-satellite has entered into its scheduled orbit.
The launch aims to test some new satellite technologies and survey and monitor land, resources and the geographical environment on a trial basis.
In the past few years, China has successfully launched various types of mini-satellites, which benefits the economy and society through providing information for disaster forecasts, environmental monitoring and resource surveys.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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China will launch a small scientific experimental satellite sometime between Nov. 18 to 20 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, a Chinese aerospace expert said Wednesday.
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