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China launches Zhongxing-2D satellite

Updated: Jan 11,2019 8:52 AM     Xinhua

China sends 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, Jan 11, 2019. The satellite has entered the preset orbit.[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, Jan 11.

The satellite has entered the preset orbit.

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.

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

China sends 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, Jan 11, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

China sends 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, Jan 11, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

China sends 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, Jan 11, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

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