XICHANG, 23 August (BelTA - Xinhua). - China on Tuesday successfully launched a new satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The Chuangxin-16 satellite, developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was launched at 10:36 a.m. (Beijing Time) by a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully.
The satellite will mainly be used for scientific experiments and verification of new technologies.
The launch was the 16th mission by Kuaizhou-1A series rockets.