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China successfully launches new communication satellite

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015,11:07 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Beijing | China today successfully launched new communication satellite which will be used for radio, television and broadband services. The ChinaSat 2C satellite was launched from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.

It was carried by the Long March-3B carrier rocket. The Satellite will provide radio, TV transmission and broadband services for the country’s radio stations, TV stations, radio transmitting stations and cable networks, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The satellite was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology and is owned by China Satellite Communications Co, Ltd. Today’s launch is the 216th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.