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China launches communication satellite for Nigeria

12-20-2011 08:30 BJT

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The satellite, produced by China Academy of Space Technology, will provide communication, broadcast, Internet connection, remote education and navigation services to parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.

A Long March-3B carrier rocket lifts off at the Xichang
Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan
Province, Dec. 20, 2011. China successfully sent a Nigerian
communication satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B
carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite Launch
Center at 00:41 Beijing Time Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

China will also provide monitoring and control services for the satellite and support its ground stations.

It was the third time China provided satellite launch service for foreign users this year, following the successful launch of two Pakistani communication satellites.

China plans to launch four to five satellites for foreign users in 2012.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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