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China launches communication satellite for Nigeria

12-20-2011 08:20 BJT

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China has sent a Nigerian communications satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was launched from southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Center early Tuesday.

The satellite will provide communications, broadcast, Internet connection, remote education and navigation services to parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.

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. [Photo/Xinhua]

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

This is the third time China has provided satellite launching service for foreign users this year. The previous two were Pakistani communications satellites.

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.
[Photo/Xinhua]

The trajectory of the Nigerian communication satellite sent into orbit from southwest
Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 00:41 Beijing Time Tuesday.[Photo/Xinhua]

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. [Photo/Xinhua]

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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