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China launches the Shiyan-23 satellite into orbit


China launched a Long March-4C rocket carrying the Shiyan-23 satellite from Northwest China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 7:43 a.m. Beijing Time on May 12. 

Shiyan means experiment in English. The Shiyan-23 satellite will be used for space environment monitoring. According to the launch center, it was the 522nd flight mission of the Long March series rockets.

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