China successfully launches 3 experimental satellites

BEIJING. July 20 . KAZINFORM China's Long March-4C carrier rocket successfully orbited three satellites for scientific experiments on Saturday, the state-run Xinhua news agency informs.

The launch took place at 3:37 Moscow time on Saturday [23:37 GMT on Sunday] from the launch pad in the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province.

The three satellites - Chuangxin-3, Shiyan-7 and Shijian-15 - will be used "mainly for conducting scientific experiments on space maintenance technologies," the agency reported.

It was the 179th launch for a Long March rocket.

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