Big new Chinese rocket lofts 6 experimental satellites on debut launch (video)

China now has a new launch service provider and a big, new flight-proven rocket. 

The four-stage Lijian 1 rocket, also referred to as ZK-1A, lifted from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:12 a.m. EDT (0412 GMT; 12:12 p.m. local time) on July 27, carrying six satellites into orbit on its debut flight.



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