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Telecommunications satellite "Chinasat 20A" successfully launched

11-25-2010 14:08 BJT

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China has successfully launched the telecommunications satellite "Chinasat 20A" into space orbit. It was carried by a Long March 3A rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

"Chinasat 20A"'s major mission is to relay voice, data and television signals. This successful launch will bring better service to China's satellite communications and broadcast television. This is the 135th flight of the Long March series of carrier rockets.

A Long March 3A carrier rocket , carrying "Zhongxing-20A"
communication satellite, blasts off at the Xichang Satellite
Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province,
Nov. 25, 2010. The satellite was successfully put in the
predetermined orbit on Nov. 25. (Xinhua/Wang Yulei)

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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