China launches communications satellite

September 4, 2010

China successfully launched a satellite for radio and television broadcasts early Sunday, state media said.

The SinoSat-6 satellite was sent up from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwest , the Xinhua state news agency reported.

The satellite was to be carried on the Long March 3B carrier rocket, Xinhua had earlier reported, quoting an unnamed official.

SinoSat-6 aimed to serve as a substitute for SinoSat-3, which was launched in June 2007 but failed to deploy its and communication antennae, Xinhua said.

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4 / 5 (1) Sep 04, 2010
The world is definitely getting smaller!

May it also become more peaceful.

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel

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