China launches experimental satellite

Updated: 2013-10-25 14:41


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China launches experimental satellite

A Long March-4B carrier rocket blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, Oct 25, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

JIUQUAN, Gansu - 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.