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Zhongxing-11 communications satellite launched from Sichuan

  • Xinhua
  • 2013-05-02
  • 16:07 (GMT+8)
The launch of the Zhongxing-11. (Photo/Xinhua)

The launch of the Zhongxing-11. (Photo/Xinhua)

China launched a communications satellite, Zhongxing-11, at 0:06am Thursday (Beijing time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan province.

Zhongxing-11 will be mainly used in providing commercial communications services for users in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a statement from the center.

The satellite was sent by a Long March-3B rocket into the preset orbit, the statement said.

It marked the 176th launch of China's Long March series of rockets.

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