China launches new satellite for space environment survey


  • China
  • Friday, 09 Apr 2021

A Long March-4B carrier rocket carrying a satellite, the third of the Shiyan-6 series, blasts off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province on April 9, 2021. China successfully sent the experiment satellite into planned orbit on April 9. - Xinhua

TAIYUAN (Xinhua): China successfully sent an experiment satellite into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province Friday (April 9).

The satellite, the third of the Shiyan-6 series, was launched by a Long March-4B carrier rocket at 7:01am (Beijing Time).

It will be used to carry out space environment survey and experiments on related technologies.

Friday's launch was the 365th by the Long March rocket series.

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