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China to Launch Shijian-10 Space Science Probe in April
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2016-03-09

BEIJING, Mar. 9 (China Space News) —  China will soon launch its retrievable Shijian-10 satellite to carry out research in microgravity and space life science.

The Shijian-10 spacecraft has been delivered to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu Province in the Gobi Desert, where it will undergo tests for launch in April.

As part of a growing program of space science research, Shijian-10 is China's first microgravity experimental satellite and will spend 15 days in space before returning to Earth with results for analysis.

All of China’s previous 24 recoverable satellites have been successfully recovered.