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Chinese Spacecraft Launches Small Monitoring Satellite

September 27, 2008

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)

[Xinhua "Urgent": "China's Manned Shenzhou-7 Launches Small Monitoring Satellite"]

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) – China’s third manned spaceship Shenzhou-7 launched a small monitoring satellite about two hours after an astronaut accomplished the country’s first spacewalk Saturday afternoon.

The satellite will orbit the orbital module of the spaceship.

Originally published by Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 1141 27 Sep 08.

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