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2003-Dec-30, 12:13 AM
SUMMARY: The first of two Double Star satellites was successfully launched Monday on board a Chinese Long March 2C rocket. The satellite, called TC-1, was launched from the Chinese space port at Xichang into an equatorial orbit, and the second satellite, TC-2 will launch next into a polar orbit. The two satellites will work with the previously-launched Cluster satellites to study the effect of the Sun on the Earth's atmosphere and magnetosphere. The European Space Agency supplied 8 scientific instruments for the satellite.

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