China launches its Shi Jian 10 microgravity research satellite (Updated)

by | Apr 6, 2016 | China, Launches, Satellites, Science | 0 comments

At 1738 GMT on 5 April 2015, China launched its Shi Jian 10 mission into orbit on board a Long March 2D/2 (CZ-2D/2) rocket. The launch took place from the Jiuquan launch site in China. The 3,500kg satellite which was manufactured by CAST (Chinese Academy of Space Technology), will be used for a two week mission for microgravity and life sciences research.

Update on 20 April 2016: The Shi Jian 10 capsule landed in Inner Mongolia at 0830 GMT on 18 April 2016. The returned experiments included 5,000 mice embryos to examine how spaceflight affected their development.

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