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China Launches Experimental Satellite Shijian-16
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2013-10-31

JIUQUAN, Gansu, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched its Shijian-16 satellite for space research and experiments Friday, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center said.

The satellite was boosted by a Long March-4B carrier rocket at 11:50, according to the center in northwest China.

Shijian-16 is used mainly for conducting space environment exploration and technological experiments. Friday's launch marked the 182nd launch boosted by a Long March rocket.