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China launches satellite for space environment study

Photo by Shan Biao/Xinhua

JIUQUAN, July 5 (Xinhua) -- China successfully sent a satellite for space environment study and related technology experiments into the planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Sunday.

The satellite, the second of the Shiyan-6 series, was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 7:44 a.m. (Beijing Time), according to the center.

Sunday's launch was the 338th by the Long March rocket series.

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