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China launches satellite into orbit

China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced on Sunday that it successfully launched a satellite for space environment study and other technology experiments.

The launch of the second of the Shiyan-6 series satellites has been carried out by a Long March-2D orbital carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Sunday at 7:44 am local time.

In a statement, the CASC praised the "improved launching technologies" and the increasing "reliability of the system for putting spacecraft into orbit".

Breaking the News / MS