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Jiuquan, Gansu (XNA) Jul 07, 2011
China on Wednesday launched an experimental orbiter in the country's Shijian satellite series from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province.
The satellite, SJ-11-03, was sent to space at 12:28 a.m. (Beijing time) by a Long March II-C carrier rocket, according to the launch center.
The orbiter, developed by China Spacesat Co. Ltd under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, will be used to conduct space scientific experiments, the company said.
It has been the 139th flight of the Long March rocket series.
Source: Source: Xinhua
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China to launch an experimental satellite in coming days
Beijing (XNA) Jul 06, 2011
China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Tuesday said it will lauch an experimental orbiter in China's Shi-Jian satellite series in coming days. The orbiter, SJ-11-03, will be boosted by China's indigenous Long-March II-C rocket at an appropriate launch window, said a press release provided by the center. Currently, the orbiter and rocket are in good condition and all preparations ... read more
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