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Long March launches set of small satellites
Posted: Fri, Nov 23, 2018, 9:05 AM ET (1405 GMT)
A Chinese rocket launched several small satellites Monday evening. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 6:40 pm EST (2340 GMT) and placed the Shiyan Weixing-6 satellite into orbit. The satellite will be used for "space environment detection and related technical tests," according to Chinese reports. The rocket carried several smallsat secondary payloads, including one satellite, Jiading-1, that is China's first privately developed low Earth orbit communications satellite and will be part of a constellation called Xiangyun.
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