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China's Kuaizhou-1A rocket launches satellite
China's Kuaizhou-1A rocket launches satellite

Jiuquan, Oct 27 (TIWN) China sent a new satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gansu Province on Wednesday.

Image source: IANS Nanjing: The Jilin-1 Gaofen 02F satellite was launched by a Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) carrier rocket at 2:19 p.m. (Beijing Time) and entered the planned orbit, Xinhua news agency reported.  It is an optical remote sensing satellite that can provide high resolution images and high-speed data transmission.  Kuaizhou-1A, which is Chinese for fast ship, is a low-cost small solid-fuel carrier rocket that has a short preparation period. Developed by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, the rocket is designed to launch low-orbit satellites weighing under 300 kg.

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