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China launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C”.
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About the Satellite
The satellite was sent into orbit by the Long March-3B carrier rocket. This was the 273rd mission of the Long March rocket series, Xinhua reported.
Both the satellite and the rocket were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
The satellite will provide TV transmission, communication, Internet and multimedia services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region.