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China to Launch Its First Micro-Gravity Satellite in April
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2016-03-02

BEIJING, Mar. 1 (China Space News) — The Shijian-10 satellite arrived at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest Gansu province on February 24, ahead of its scheduled launch.

The Shijian-10 is the first micro-gravity experimental satellite in China designed for conducting scientific experiments in space, says Li Chunhua, deputy chief designer of the Shijian-10. It was developed by China Academy of Space Technology.

It will perform a total of 19 experiments involving micro-gravity, micro-gravity combustion, space material, space radiation effects and space biotechnology during its 15-day mission.