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China launches two smallsats
Posted: Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 9:51 AM ET (1451 GMT)
KZ-!A launch of two KL-Alpha satellites (Xinhua) China launched a pair of small satellites Sunday. The Kuaizhou-1A lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 5 am EST (1000 GMT, 6 pm Beijing time), placing the two KL-Alpha satellites into relatively high polar orbits. The satellites are designed to test Ka-band communications technologies for an unidentified German company. The launch was the second in four days for the Kuaizhou-1A, a small launch vehicle based on the DF-21 missile.
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