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Main » 2017 » April » 22 » China launched highest-capacity communications satellite.


China launched highest-capacity communications satellite.
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On April 12, 2017 at 11:04 UTC the Chang Zheng-3B/G2 (Long March-3B/G2) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China. The rocket orbited the “ChinaSat-16” telecommunications satellite. The satellite, also known as “Shijian-13” will deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of China, airline travelers and high-speed trains. The satellite also has an experimental mission to test laser communications technology and electric thrusters to maintain its position in geostationary orbit.

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