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China Launches Another Mini-Satellite

"Experimental Satellite No. 2" is launched by a Long-March 2-C carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, at 18:45 Nov. 18, 2004. Photo Credit: Xinhua.
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2004
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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