China launches experimental orbiter
Updated: 2013-07-15 19:06
JIUQUAN - China successfully sent an experimental orbiter into space on Monday, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center has announced.
The orbiter SJ-11-05 was launched from the center at 5:27 p.m. Beijing Time on Monday and went into scheduled orbit, according to the center, which is located in northwest China's Gobi desert.
The orbiter was carried by a Long March II-C rocket. It will be used to conduct spacial scientific and technological experiments.