On December 20, 2013 at 16:42 UTC the "Long March – 3B/E” ("Changzheng-3B/E”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang space center in southern China's Sichuan province. The rocket orbited the Bolivian «Tupac Katari-1” (TKSat-1) telecommunications satellite. Bolivian President Evo Morales witnessed the launch at Xichang. According to Xinhua news agency, Evo Morales was the first foreign head of state to view a satellite launch from China. The satellite is named in honor of Tupac Katari, leader of the Indian uprising against colonial rule in Bolivia in the XVIII century.