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The Russian Soyuz booster rocket FG with Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft lifts off from the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 25 September 2019, carrying the expedition 61/62 crew members, UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, to the International Space Station (ISS). Mansouri will be the first Emirati in space. EPA-EFE/Maxim Shipenkov

China sent two new technology experiment satellites into space on Saturday, EDNews.netThe satellites launched into planned orbit will be used for Earth-observation technology experiment, Xinhua News Agency reported.

A Long March-11 carrier rocket was used to launch the satellites at 4:13 a.m. (0813GMT) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China’s southwestern Sichuan Province.

This was the 332nd mission of the Long March rocket series, said the report.

The latest launch came after this month’s successful launch and return of the trial version of China’s new-generation manned spaceship.

The test spaceship was launched into orbit by China’s state-of-the-art carrier rocket Long March-5B on May 5 and returned on May 8 after being in orbit for two days and 19 ho