China launches new communication satellite

XICHANG, March 10 (Xinhua) — China Sunday sent a new communication satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

The “ChinaSat 6C” satellite was launched at 0:28 a.m. Beijing Time by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It will provide high-quality radio and TV transmission services.

The satellite has been sent to the geostationary orbit, and can cover China, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific island countries.

The satellite was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, and will be operated by the China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd.

The launch marks the 300th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

o quickly vibrate the economy in the province’s third-largest regency populated by around 32,000 residents which used to rely on plantation and farming for a living.

Intense road works to ensure easier access to the remote regency have been conducted in the last few years as plans to develop electricity, telecommunication system and cottages have also been in place to facilitate the promising tourism sector there.

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