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China Launches Five Satellites with Long March 2D Launch Vehicle

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China has sent five satellites into planned orbits from Taiyuan Cosmodrome in northern China's Shanxi province.

China Launches Five Satellites with Long March 2D Launch Vehicle

China, using the Changzheng-2D (Long March 2D) launch vehicle, successfully launched a set of five satellites into the specified orbits. Xinhua News Agency reports.

The launch took place at 10:51 local time from the Taiyuan cosmodrome in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi. The launch vehicle carried the Jilin-1 01B satellite (Jilin-1 01B), three Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D satellites and one Xingshidai-10 satellite. The launch was the 376th in a row for the Changzheng series launch vehicles.

China is actively developing its space program. In the first decade of the 21st century, China successfully launched 87 satellites into orbit.

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