China successfully launches scientific research satellite

China successfully put into the spacial orbit a scientific research satellite.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2010, 13:13 PM IST

Beijing: China Tuesday successfully put
into the spacial orbit a scientific research satellite that
will, among other functions, contribute to space environment
probe.

The satellite "Shijian XII," shot out from the Jiuquan
Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu Province, was carried by the
China-developed Long March 2D rocket, official Xinhua news
agency reported.

The satellite was designed for carrying out scientific
and technological experiments including space environment
probe, measurement and communications, it said.

PTI