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China successfully launches Tianlian I-04 satellite

Updated: Nov 23,2016 2:20 PM

China has successfully launched the Tianlian I-04 satellite on Nov 22 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan province.

The satellite was launched on a Long March-3C carrier rocket at 11:24 pm Beijing time. The satellite will join its three predecessors to support a global network.

The network is expected to provide data relay, measurement and control services for China’s manned spacecraft, labs and stations.