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China launches new satellite
SOURCE: CASC     UPDATED: 2024-05-10

China on Thursday launched a Long March-3B carrier rocket, placing a new satellite in space.

The rocket blasted off at 9:43 a.m. (Beijing Time) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, sending the Smart SkyNet-1 01 satellite into its preset orbit.

It was the 521st flight mission of the Long March rocket series.