China Launches Three Experimental Satellites

Sat Dec 30 2023
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ISTANBUL: China launched three experimental satellites into space on Saturday from the Jiuquuan Satellite Launch Center in the northwestern Gobi Desert, the Chinese state-run Xinhua News reported on Saturday.

The Long March 2C carrier rocket carried the satellites and lifted off at 8:13 a.m. local time. Developed and constructed by the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing, these satellites are part of the space-based Internet Technology Demonstrator series.

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This mission signifies the fourth deployment in the ongoing series, following initial launches in July, and subsequent ones in November and December. In 2023, China has executed a total of 67 launches, with the Long March rocket family, its primary launch vehicle fleet, accounting for 47 of these launches.  —APP

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