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China launches new satellite for telecommunications services
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The APSTAR-6E telecommunications satellite is launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:10 a.m., January 13, 2023. /China Media Group
The APSTAR-6E telecommunications satellite is launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:10 a.m., January 13, 2023. /China Media Group

The APSTAR-6E telecommunications satellite is launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:10 a.m., January 13, 2023. /China Media Group

China sent a new communications satellite into space from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday morning.

The APSTAR-6E was launched at 2:10 a.m. atop a Long March-2C carrier rocket and entered its planned orbit.

The satellite will mainly be used to provide high-throughput communications services for the Southeast Asian region.

The launch was the 460th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. 

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