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China launches new satellite for scientific experiments

Updated: Oct 27,2014 7:44 PM     Xinhua

A Long March 2C carrier rocket carrying the Shijian-11-08 experimental satellite leaves the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 27, 2014. The Shijian-11-08 satellite, which was launched from Jiuquan at 2:59 pm on Oct 27, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space. The launch marks the 197th flight of the Long March rocket series. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March 2C carrier rocket carrying the Shijian-11-08 experimental satellite leaves the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 27, 2014. The Shijian-11-08 satellite, which was launched from Jiuquan at 2:59 pm on Oct 27, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space. The launch marks the 197th flight of the Long March rocket series. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March 2C carrier rocket carrying the Shijian-11-08 experimental satellite leaves the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 27, 2014. The Shijian-11-08 satellite, which was launched from Jiuquan at 2:59 pm on Oct 27, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space. The launch marks the 197th flight of the Long March rocket series. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March 2C carrier rocket carrying the Shijian-11-08 experimental satellite leaves the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 27, 2014. The Shijian-11-08 satellite, which was launched from Jiuquan at 2:59 pm on Oct 27, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space. The launch marks the 197th flight of the Long March rocket series. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March 2C carrier rocket carrying the Shijian-11-08 experimental satellite leaves the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 27, 2014. The Shijian-11-08 satellite, which was launched from Jiuquan at 2:59 pm on Oct 27, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space. The launch marks the 197th flight of the Long March rocket series. [Photo/Xinhua]

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