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China launches experimental satellite
by Staff Writers
Jiuquan, China (XNA) Apr 01, 2014


A Long March-2C carrier rocket carrying China's Shijian-11-06 satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, March 31, 2014. China successfully launched the experimental satellite into preset orbit from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in its northwestern gobi desert on Monday morning. Image courtesy Xinhua and Zhu Xiang.

China successfully launched an experimental satellite into preset orbit from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in its northwestern gobi desert on Monday morning.

The Shijian-11-06 was boosted by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 10:58 Beijing Time. The satellite, which was developed by China Spacesat Co. Ltd under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space.

This was the 189th flight of the Long March rocket series.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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