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JIUQUAN SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTER (China), October 17. /TASS/. China has launched the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two astronauts on board, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center’s command center reported.
The spacecraft has entered the calculated orbit. Its communications systems are functioning in a normal mode, the center said.
The Long March-2F carrier rocket blasted off at 07:30 a.m. local time from a launch site at the Jiuquan SLC in China’s northwest.
The key aim of the flight is to hold a number of scientific and applied experiments in space.