China successfully sent a new test satellite into space from the
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Wednesday,
trend reports citing xinhua .
The VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) test satellite was launched
by a Kuaizhou-11 Y2 carrier rocket at 9:15 a.m. (Beijing Time) and
entered the planned orbit.
The satellite will be mainly used for communications test and
key technologies verification of the VDES and the automatic
identification system (AIS).
It was the 23rd flight mission of the Kuaizhou-11 rockets,
according to the launch center.
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