China launches satellite to validate space debris mitigation tech
Updated 20:37, 24-Oct-2021

China successfully launched its Shijian-21 satellite atop a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 9:27 a.m. on Sunday. The satellite has entered its preset orbit.

The Shijian-21 satellite's mission is to validate space debris mitigation technology.

Notably, this is the 393rd flight of the Long March carrier rocket family.

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