01:43 GMT24 July 2021
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    BEIJING (Sputnik) - A Chinese rocket launched an Earth remote-sensing satellite into orbit on 9 July, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said.

    The Long March 6 carrier rocket with a Zhongzi satellite lifted off from the northern spaceport in Taiyuan at 7:59 p.m. (11:59 GMT).

    This is the sixth successful launch of the lightweight rocket and the 379th mission of the Long March family of launch vehicles.

    China launched a meteorological satellite from the Jiuquan site in the northwest on Monday and a relay satellite from the Xichang site in the southwestern Sichuan province on Tuesday.

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