China launches new communications satellite
Updated 13:51, 27-Nov-2021

China launched a new communications satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan Province on early Saturday morning.

The Zhongxing-1D satellite, which lifted off aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket at 0:40 a.m., entered the preset orbit successfully.

Developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, the satellite is able to provide high-quality voice, data, and radio and television transmission services.

Saturday's launch marks the 399th flight mission of the Long March rocket series.

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