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China Launches Second Telecom Test Satellite

By | January 6, 2017
      The launch of a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the same launch vehicle that carried China's second telecom test satellite to orbit

      The launch of a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the same launch vehicle that carried China’s second telecom test satellite to orbit. Photo: Wikimedia

      [Via Satellite 01-06-2016] China successfully launched its second telecommunication technology test satellite on Jan. 5 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Xinhua, China’s sate-run news source, has reported.

      The satellite was launched at 11:18 p.m. local time by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.