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China sends 125th rocket flight, sends research satellite into space

By Samyuktha

New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): China on Tuesday successfully sent into space a scientific research satellite from its northwest Gansu Province.

The satellite "Shijian XII," sent from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center of Gansu Province at 9.39 a.m., was carried by the China-developed Long March 2D rocket, a Xinhua news agency report said.

Sources with the launch center said the satellite was designed for carrying out scientific and technological experiments including space environment probe, measurement and communications.

"Shijian XII" was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, a research institution affiliated to state-run China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

China produced its first Long March rocket in 1970. Tuesday marks the 125th flight of Long March rockets. (ANI)

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