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China-made satellite keeps remote areas in Venezuela connected

12-02-2010 08:37 BJT

BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- A China-made-and-launched communications satellite has for two years helped develop education and communications in Venezuela, especially in this South American nation's remote regions.

More than 1,700 education centers, 89 energy resource stations and 214 agricultural infrastructure points have been connected through the Venesat-1 satellite that was launched on Oct. 30, 2008 by China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC), a company statement said Wednesday.

CGWIC is the sole Chinese government-authorized commercial satellite launching company. It is also involved in international space cooperation.

In two years of operation, the satellite has promoted the development of telecommunications, broadcasting, remote education and medical services in Venezuela, the statement said.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation built the satellite, which has a designed service period of 15 years.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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