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China launches Shijian-21 satellite

Updated: Oct 24,2021 13:59    Xinhua
A new satellite, Shijian-21, was launched using a Long March-3B carrier rocket at 9:27 am on Oct 24, and entered the planned orbit successfully, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

XICHANG — China successfully launched a new satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province on Oct 24.

The satellite, Shijian-21, was launched at 9:27 am (Beijing Time) by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully.

The satellite will be mainly used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies.

This launch marked the 393rd mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

A new satellite, Shijian-21, was launched using a Long March-3B carrier rocket at 9:27 am on Oct 24, and entered the planned orbit successfully, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

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