A Long March-2C carrier rocket carrying the Shijian-11-07 experimental satellite flies into the sky at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 28, 2014. Credit: Xinhua/Yang Shiyao
China launches experimental satellite
JIUQUAN, Gansu, China successfully launched an experimental satellite into preset orbit from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in its northwestern gobi desert on Sunday.
The Shijian-11-07 was boosted by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 1:13 p.m. 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 194th flight of the Long March rocket series.
China has launched a new experimental satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gobi desert on Sunday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The Shijian-11-07 was boosted by Long March 2C launch vehicle at 05:13 UTC. This is the seventh in a series of satellites that – according to Chinese media – known as "experimental satellites".
They are developed by China Spacesat Co. under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The Shijian series of satellites has been used for scientific research and experiments in space. The first Shijian-11 satellite was launched on November 12, 2009.
This launch was the 194th successful Chinese orbital launch and 193th launch of the Long March rocket series.
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