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China’s Kuaizhou-1A rocket launches satellite

A Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket carrying the Jilin-1 Gaofen 02F satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest China, Oct 27, 2021. The satellite was launched at 2:19 pm (Beijing Time) and entered the planned orbit. (WANG JIANGBO / XINHUA)

JIUQUAN – China on Wednesday sent a new satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwestern Gansu province.

The Jilin-1 Gaofen 02F satellite was launched by a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket at 2:19 pm (Beijing Time) and entered the planned orbit.

It was the 12th flight mission of the Kuaizhou-1A series rockets, according to the launch center.