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In what was one of the most secretive Chinese missions in recent years, a Long March 4C launched three military satellites. Chinese media refer to the new mission as launching three technological satellites: namely the Chuang Xin-3, the Shiyan Weixing-7 and the Shijian-15. Shiyan-7 is equipped with a system for testing a manipulator arm to capture other space objects.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2013-07-19
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
    Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China


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