View Full Version : Group-02 Shijian satellites launched

2006-Oct-24, 09:18 AM
China launched two space probe satellites on a single rocket at 7:34 am local time on 24 October, 2006. The two satellites which constitute Group-02 of Shijian-6 satellites will replace two others who have reached the end of their lifetimes. These satellites are used for performing a number of space exploration programs like probing the space environment, analysing the influence of radiation on the environment and various other physical quantities associated with the space environment.
The launch took place from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in the Shanxi province of North China.

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