TECH China launches 4 new technology experiment satellites

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China launches 4 new technology experiment satellites

Xinhua

09:35, February 20, 2020

XIICHANG — China sent four new technology experiment satellites into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province on Feb 20.

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(Photo: Chinanews.com)

The satellites, launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 5:07 am (Beijing Time), will be mainly used for the new Earth-observation technology experiment.

The carrier rocket and two of the satellites were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, the other two satellites were respectively developed by the Harbin Institute of Technology and the DFH Satellite Co Ltd.

The launch on Feb 20 was the 326th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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