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China launches new-tech experiment twin satellites

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New-tech experiment twin satellites, carried by the Long March-2C rocket, are launched from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, June 27, 2018. The twin-satellites missions are to link the inter-satellite network and conduct new technology tests on satellites earth-observation. (Xinhua)

XICHANG, June 27 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched new-tech experiment twin satellites on the Long March-2C rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center Wednesday morning.

The twin satellites were launched at 11:30 a.m., and entered their intended orbit.

The twin-satellites missions are to link the inter-satellite network and conduct new technology tests on satellites earth-observation.

It was the 278th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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