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China launches telecommunication satellite

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China has launched a telecommunication satellite “ChinaSat 2A” to boost broadcasting and multimedia transmission.

A Long March-3B carrier rocket sent the satellite into the orbit from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Centre yesterday.

Developed by China Academy of Space Technology , the satellite,  will be used to meet the demands for China’s radio and TV broadcasting and broadband multimedia transmissions, China Satellite Communications Co Ltd said.

The launch marked the 163th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC).

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