The China-developed Long March 2D rocket carrying the scientific research satellite, "Shijian XII", is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. [Photo: chinanews.com]
China has successfully sent into space a scientific research satellite at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday from northwest China's Gansu Province.
The satellite "Shijian XII," sent from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center of Gansu Province, was carried by the China-developed Long March 2D rocket.
Sources with the launch center said the satellite was designed for carrying out scientific and technological experiments including space environment probe, measurement and communications.