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China launches 2nd Shijian-16 satellite

Updated: Jun 29,2016 5:28 PM     Xinhua

A Long March-4B rocket carrying China’s second Shijian-16 series satellite blasts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, June 29, 2016. The satellite was used for conducting spacial environment detection and technological experiments. The first Shijian-16 satellite was launched in October 2013.[Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March-4B rocket carrying China’s second Shijian-16 series satellite blasts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, June 29, 2016. The satellite was used for conducting spacial environment detection and technological experiments. The first Shijian-16 satellite was launched in October 2013.[Photo/Xinhua]

JIUQUAN — China launched its second Shijian-16 series satellite on June 29.

The satellite was carried by a Long March-4B rocket and took off at 11:21 a.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

It was the 231st by a Long March rocket.

The first Shijian-16 satellite was launched in October 2013.

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