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New Launch: 2011 July 29, 0742 UTC
Site: Jiuquan Space Center, PRC
Launcher: Long March 2C (Chang Zheng 2C)
International Designator(s): 2011-039A
SSC Name Owner
37765 SJ-11-02 PRC

"China launched an experimental orbiter into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province on Friday.

"The SJ-11-02 orbiter was sent into space at 3:42 p.m. by a Long March II-C carrier rocket, according to the launch center. The orbiter belongs to the country's Shijian satellite family.

"The orbiter, developed by China Space Co., Ltd. under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space, the company said."

[Note: Launch notification was delayed pending official identification by USSTRATCOM. Preliminary identification for this report is supported by independent analysis.]

Source:, "China launches another experimental satellite"

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