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China successfully launches satellite to test space debris mitigation technology

PTI Beijing 24 October 2021 09:23 IST
Updated: 24 October 2021 09:23 IST

The satellite will be used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies.

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.

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The satellite will be mainly used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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