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Joint China-EU satellite launched for the first time

Successfull launch of a high-altitude satellite into orbit by China on early Tuesday put the first ever joint Chinese-European mission onto space. The satellite is said to have been launched using a Long March 2C/SM rocket at 3:06 am (1906 GMT Monday) from Xichang in Sichuan Province.

The satellite is the first high-altitude orbiting satellite launched by China. The launch is part of the space probe program being carried out jointly by China and the European Space Agency (ESA) to probe the earth’s magnetic field.