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XICHANG, Nov. 19, 2018 (Xinhua) -- China sends two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 2:07 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2018. (Xinhua/Ju Zhenhua/IANS) by .
China sends two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 2:07 a.m.

China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nano satellites on a single rocket..reports Asian Lite News

XICHANG, Nov. 19, 2018 (Xinhua) -- China sends two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 2:07 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2018. (Xinhua/Ju Zhenhua/IANS) by .
China sends two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, at 2:07 a.m.

The satellites were carried by the Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre at 7.40 a.m.

The satellites have successfully entered their preset orbit, according to the center.

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 kg.

It was the 292th mission of the Long March rocket series.