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China Conducts Launch of Experimental Science Satellite

By Caleb Henry | September 29, 2014
      Long March-2C

      China’s Long March-2C carrier rocket launch. Photo: Xinhua.

      [Via Satellite 09-29-2014] Xinhua, China’s state-run media agency, reports the country has successfully completed the launch of an experimental scientific satellite on Sept. 28 at 1:13 p.m. Beijing time. A Long March-2C carrier rocket delivered the Shijian-11-07 satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, located in the northwestern part of the Gobi Desert.

      China Spacesat, owned by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CAST), manufactured the Shijian-11-07 satellite. The launch brings the number of missions with the Long March rocket family to 194.