China successfully launches orbiter into space

China today successfully sent an experimental orbiter into space to conduct scientific and technological experiments.

Updated: Jul 15, 2013, 19:46 PM IST

Beijing: China today successfully sent an experimental orbiter into space to conduct scientific and technological experiments.
The orbiter SJ-11-05 was fired into space from China`s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The orbiter was put into scheduled orbit, said a statement issued by the center in northwest China`s Gobi desert. The orbiter was carried by a Long March II-C rocket.
It will be used to conduct scientific and technological experiments, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

PTI