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Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:40
China launches Zhongxing-2D satellite
By Xinhua
Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:40 By Xinhua

China sends Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, Jan 11, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

XICHANG — China sent Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:11 am Friday. 

This was the 298th mission of the Long March rocket series

The satellite has entered the preset orbit. 
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The Chinese-made communication and broadcasting satellite will provide transmission service for the country's radio, television stations and cable television networks. 

The Zhongxing-2D satellite and Long March-3B carrier rocket were developed and produced by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. 

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This was the 298th mission of the Long March rocket series.  

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