China launches new test satellite

China on Wednesday sent a new satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, reports citing Xinhua.

The Tianxing-1 test satellite was launched by a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket at 10:08 a.m. (Beijing Time) and entered the planned orbit.

The satellite is mainly used for experiments such as space environment detection.

It was the 15th flight mission of the Kuaizhou-1A rockets, according to the launch center. 

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