Russia launches Chinese satellite

November 26, 2011
A Proton-M rocket, carrying a Briz-M upper stage with China's AsiaSat 7 satellite rests on a launch pad at the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, on November 22. The rocket completed a successful launch Saturday of an advanced Chinese communications satellite that should help expand television coverage in parts of Southeast Asia.

A Russian Proton-M rocket completed the successful launch Saturday of an advanced Chinese communications satellite that should help expand television coverage in parts of Southeast Asia.

The Roscosmos space agency said the AsiaSat 7 satellite was placed in its designed orbit at 0423 GMT after being launched from the Baikonur space centre in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan on Friday evening.

The mission was accomplished after a recent string of Russian space failures that included the botched launch this summer of what was billed as Europe's largest .

The Hong Kong-based Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) said in a statement that its seventh orbiter will support "a broad range of applications for the Asia-Pacific region" including .

"With AsiaSat 7 successfully launched ... we can assure continuity of service to customers, while at the same time adding to our on-orbit capacity to service new business," said the company's chief executive William Wade.

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2.3 / 5 (6) Nov 26, 2011
Rapid growth in China. Rapid decline in America.

With the following kind of ignorance being demonstrated by American Conservatives, is there any doubt why?
2.6 / 5 (5) Nov 26, 2011
im rather alarmed by this, if russia and china work together we are toast. ww3 here we come...
2.3 / 5 (3) Nov 26, 2011
Rapid growth in China. Rapid decline in America.

It were just Bush's conservatives, who started the current financial crisis and decline of USA industry.
3 / 5 (2) Nov 26, 2011
Russia launches US and European sattelites too. And far more often than Chinese sats. I'm not sure why China didn't just launch it themselves. Probably because Russia is cheaper and/or, despite recent events, more reliable. Russia and China are not as friendly as people think. Russia is becoming just as intimidated with China as the rest of the world. Besides, China almost never starts wars. They're smarter than that. If we had 8 out of 9 top political figures with PhD's (like China) we'd probably be in a much better situation as well.
1 / 5 (4) Nov 26, 2011
YOU are showing a great deal of intelligence and understanding of the Rus/Sino situation.
YOU also are aware that because of the Liberal educators in the United States teaching American children their Liberal ideology instead of just the normal curriculum, the United States has fallen far behind in comparison to other countries like China and Europe in the areas of math, science, language, and the 2 most important social studies. . .history and geography. I salute your outstanding command of the historic truth.
I believe that eventually, there will be a war between Russia and China in the not too distant future. We will have a nuclear winter then and it will be all about power and control and who is top dog.
1 / 5 (4) Nov 26, 2011
Callippo says:
Rapid growth in China. Rapid decline in America.

It were just Bush's conservatives, who started the current financial crisis and decline of USA industry.

GWBush was NOT a Conservative. . . .far from it. Although he wasn't a "tax and spend" Liberal, he was certainly NOT a fiscal conservative either. He could have taken the Congress to task to tighten up the budget and balance it, but he didn't. And his last 2 years in the White House were as a "lame duck" anyway because Liberal Democrats were in the majority in the House b then. He was hated so much and I never could understand all the vitriol against him. It was as though some kind of fever had come over these people. . . .some strange mental or temporary insanity. But it never went away. Even now the Liberal/Socialists invoke the name of Bush to blame, and it's been over 3 years since he left the Oval Office as President.
1 / 5 (3) Nov 26, 2011
The decline of U.S. industry was caused by American Socialist unions like the SEIU and other unions who demanded ridiculously high hourly wages for their members, plus all the expensive benefits that the companies could not afford to pay their American workers. High unemployment was, and is, symptomatic of the greed of American union leaders whose pockets were lined with union members' membership dues. The leaders sent most of the money to the Liberal/Socialist politicians to buy favoritism and, in return, the leaders would convince their union members to vote for the Liberal politicians. The company management, in the meantime, knew what was going on and, rather than go bankrupt and have to close shop, they decided to move overseas for cheaper labor. It wasn't greed that sent them to China. It was the U.S. gov't and their incredibly stupid rules and regulations and corruption that did it. Liberals don't want to admit that they are to blame.
5 / 5 (1) Nov 27, 2011
Wow... you all are funny. I guess we forget where most of the products we buy come from. its simple economics folks. Its been going on for years through both parties.

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