China launches two satellites into orbit - Reuters

 Capecanaveral Launchpad 1921 Cz4B-4 St Db2 Images 765-20040716192028 Images China-Long-March-4B-In-Sky-Bg From Reuters:

China launched two satellites into space on Tuesday aboard a Long March-4B carrier rocket, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest step in its ambitious .

Both satellites successfully entered their orbits after an early morning lift-off from the Taiyuan Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi, Xinhua said.

The two Shijian-6 satellites are designed to explore space environments, radiation and to carry out related experiments.

China launched its first satellite in 1970 aboard a Long March rocket, which orbited the Earth while blaring the Cultural Revolution anthem, “The East is Red”. [Full Text]

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