Civil communications satellite ChinaSat 2C launched by China

Nov 4, 2015 17:07 IST

China on 3 November 2015 launched a civil communication satellite ChinaSat - 2C from the Xichang space center in Sichuan province.

The satellite was launched aboard the launch vehicle Long March 3B rocket which placed the satellite in its orbit successfully. This launch was 216th mission of Long March carrier rocket series.

The telecommunication satellite will serve customers in a swath of the Asia-Pacific with television broadcasting, broadband multimedia and data transmission services.

The satellite has been developed by China Academy of Space Technology and is owned by China Satellite Communications Co., which is China's primary operator of civil communications satellites. The firm is a state-owned subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.

The satellite will provide television broadcasting, data transmission, digital broadband multimedia and media streaming services in China and neighboring regions.

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