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30 December 2021, 11:45

China successfully launches Tianhui-4 satellite

Photo: www.xinhuanet.com
Photo: www.xinhuanet.com

JIUQUAN, 30 December (BelTA - Xinhua). - China successfully sent its Tianhui-4 satellite into space on Wednesday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of the country.

The satellite was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 7:13 p.m. (Beijing Time) and has entered its planned orbit.

The launch marked the 404th flight mission of the Long March series of carrier rockets. It was also the 22nd mission carried out by the launch center this year, setting the country's new record for the number of space launches by a single site within a year.

Two manned spaceships, Shenzhou-12 and Shenzhou-13, were launched this year from the launch center, which conducted the search and retrieval mission of the manned spacecraft for the first time, said Zheng Yonghuang, the center's chief engineer.

In 2022, the launch center will carry out several missions, including two spacecraft launches, two spacecraft retrieval missions and more than 20 satellite launches.

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