China launches two satellites

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 10:30 hrs

Beijing, Oct 14 (IANS) China Sunday launched two satellites that would be used for "technological experimentation".

The Practice-9 A and Practice-9 B were launched at 11.25 a.m. from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi province, the China Daily reported.

The satellites were launched on a Long March-2C carrier rocket and put into a predetermined orbit.

The two are the first in a series of civilian satellites designed for technological experimentation, the daily said.

Developed by an affiliate company of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the satellites will be used to experiment with domestically developed components, satellite formations and inter-satellite measurement, the centre said.

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