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China successfully launches five satellites

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China Tuesday successfully launched five satellites, including four nanosatellites, on a single rocket from a launch centre in the countrys northwest Gansu province

China Tuesday successfully launched five satellites, including four nanosatellites, on a single rocket from a launch centre in the country's northwest Gansu province.

Shiyan-6 satellite and four other microsatellites were launched by Long March-2D rocket and have successfully entered their pre-set orbit, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center said.

It was the 292th mission of the Long March rocket series, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Shiyan-6 will be used for conducting space environment exploration experiments.

The term nanosatellite refers to a small artificial satellite weighing between 1 and 10 kilogrammes.

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