CHINA China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

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China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

Xinhua

09:07, December 25, 2018

China successfully launched the No. 3 telecommunication technology test satellite on Tuesday.

Long March-3C carrier rocket blasts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 25, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

Long March-3C carrier rocket blasts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 25, 2018. (Photo: Xinhua)

The satellite was launched at 0:53 a.m. Beijing Time by a Long March-3C carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Long March-3C carrier rocket blasts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 25, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

Long March-3C carrier rocket blasts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 25, 2018. (Photo: Xinhua)

The satellite was developed and produced by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

There have been 296 Long March rocket missions.

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