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China launches new communication satellite
Beijing, June 21, 2011
China successfully launched a new
communication satellite early Tuesday, officials said.
The Zhongxing-10 was launched from the Xichang Satellite
Launch Centre in Sichuan province at 0.13 a.m., Xinhua
It was carried by the Long March-3B carrier rocket.
The control centre said the satellite successfully separated
from the carrier rocket and entered Earth's orbit as
scheduled, 26 minutes after the launch.
The Zhongxing-10 was designed and manufactured by the China
Academy of Space Technology.
It will provide communication, broadcasting and data
transmission services for users in China and the Asia-Pacific