China launches new communication technology experiment satellite
China has sent a new communication technology experiment satellite into space from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 11:20 p.m. Beijing Time on Tuesday.
The satellite has entered its preset orbit. It will be used in communication, radio, television and data transmission, as well as other technology testing.
The satellite was launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 324th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.
The new satellite and the carrier rocket were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
(Cover: The new communication technology experiment satellite launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket in China's Sichuan Province, January 7, 2020. /CCTV Photo)