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China launches technology demonstration satellites atop Long March 2C – spent stage falls on town


China launches technology demonstration satellites atop Long March 2C – spent stage falls on town
China launched a Long March 2C rocket carrying two technology demonstration satellites designated XJSW A and XJSW B on Wednesday, June 27. The mission took to the skies at 3:30 GMT (11:30 p.m. EDT on June 26) from the Launch Complex 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) in China’s Sichuan Province. Mission success was confirmed by the state-run Xinhua press agency some two hours after liftoff had taken place. “China successfully launched new-tech experiment twin satellites on the Long March-2C rocket from southwest China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center Wednesday morning. The twin satellites were launched at 11:30 a.m., [local time] and entered their intended orbit,” Xinhua informed.    More



(Source: SpaceFlight Insider - Jun 29)

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