China successfully launches satellite to test space debris mitigation technology – Times of India

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BEIJING: China successfully launched a new satellite on Sunday to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies.
It was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
The satellite, named Shijian-21, was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and it entered the planned orbit successfully.
The satellite will be mainly used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.





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