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Re-entry capsule lands in Inner Mongolia

CCTV.com

06-26-2016 17:34 BJT

Full coverage: Successful Launch of Long March-7 Rocket

A scaled-down multi-purpose spacecraft re-entry capsule, which was sent into space by the Long March 7 carrier rocket, has just landed in Inner Mongolia,  after 20 hours in orbit.

The Long March-7 is China's new generation, middle-sized rocket carrier. It was launched 8:00 PM local time in Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Saturday.

Right on schedule, the Yuanzheng-1A, dubbed the "Space Shuttle Bus," was separated from the Long March-7 at 8:10 PM.  The re-entry capsule is one of the several payloads carried by the Yuanzheng-1A for various experiments.

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