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China launches Zhongxing-2D satellite

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-01-11 07:03

China sends Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:11 am, Jan 11, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

XICHANG - China sent Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:11 am Friday.

The satellite has entered the preset orbit.

The Chinese-made communication and broadcasting satellite will provide transmission service for the country's radio, television stations and cable television networks.

China sends Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:11 am, Jan 11, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Zhongxing-2D satellite and Long March-3B carrier rocket were developed and produced by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

This was the 298th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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