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China launches three scientific exploration satellites

July 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM

TAIYUAN, China, July 20 (UPI) -- China said Saturday it has successfully launched three satellites for scientific experiments into space.

The Chuangxin-3, Shiyan-7 and Shijian-15 satellites were carried into Earth orbit via a Long March-4C carrier rocket, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

They will mostly be used for conducting scientific experiments on space maintenance technologies, the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center said.

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