China successfully launches scientific research satellite
China successfully put into the spacial orbit a scientific research satellite.
Beijing: China Tuesday successfully put
into the spacial orbit a scientific research satellite that
will, among other functions, contribute to space environment
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
The satellite was designed for carrying out scientific
and technological experiments including space environment
probe, measurement and communications, it said.