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China Launches Next-Gen Telecommunications Satellite

Sputnik News

04:13 06.01.2017

China has successfully launched a new-generation telecommunications satellite, the country's Defense Ministry has announced.

BEIJING (Sputnik) – The launch was carried out at 15:19 GMT on Thursday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center using the Chang Zheng 3B (CZ-3B, or Long March 3B) carrier rocket, the ministry said.

The second Tongxin Jishu Shiyan (TJS) satellite will help test multi-frequency high-speed data transmission.

China plans to carry out about 30 space launches in 2017.


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