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Long March 4B launches two satellites
Posted: Sat, May 4, 2019, 10:59 AM ET (1459 GMT)
China launched a pair of scientific satellites Monday. A Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 6:52 p.m. Eastern and placed two Tianhui II-01 satellites into orbit. The two satellites, whose launch was not announced in advance, will be used for scientific experiments and Earth observation, according to state media. Images from local residents showed that debris from the launch fell on a highway in the region, blocking traffic for a time.
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