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China launches new data relay satellite
Last Updated: 2022-07-13 01:43 | Xinhua
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A Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying the Tianlian II-03 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 13, 2022. Tianlian II-03 is China's second-generation geosynchronous orbit data relay satellite. It will provide data relay and TT&C (telemetry, tracking and command) services for manned spacecraft and low and middle orbit resources satellites. It will also support the TT&C for spacecraft launch. This was the 426th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. (Photo by Qiu Lijun/Xinhua)

China sent a new data relay satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province Wednesday.

The Tianlian II-03 satellite was launched at half hour to one o'clock Wednesday Beijing Time by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.

Tianlian II-03 is China's second-generation geosynchronous orbit data relay satellite.

It will provide data relay and TT&C (telemetry, tracking and command) services for manned spacecraft and low and middle orbit resources satellites. It will also support the TT&C for spacecraft launch.

This was the 426th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. 

(Editor:Fu Bo)

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China launches new data relay satellite
Source:Xinhua | 2022-07-13 01:43
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