Monday, May 28, 2012

China launches telecommunication satellite

China launched a new telecommunication satellite, ChinaSat 2A, into orbit on 26 May, using a Long March-3B carrier rocket launched from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center, reports China Daily. The rocket blasted off at 23.56hrs Beijing time. The satellite, developed by China Academy of Space Technology, will be used to meet the demands of China's radio and TV broadcasting sector and for broadband multimedia transmissions, according to China Satellite Communications. 

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