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Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 15:49
China sends 5 satellites into orbit via single rocket
By Xinhua
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 15:49 By Xinhua

In this Nov 3, 2018 photo, the Zhuhai-1 satellite was successfully launched into the orbit at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. (WANG JIANGBO / XINHUA)

JIUQUAN - China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:40 am Tuesday.

The satellites have successfully entered their preset orbit, according to the center.

Shiyan-6 will be used for conducting space environment exploration experiments. The term nanosatellite refers to a small artificial satellite weighing between 1 and 10 kg.

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It was the 292th mission of the Long March rocket series. 

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