14:28 GMT28 February 2021
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    China has successfully launched a new-generation telecommunications satellite, the country’s Defense Ministry has announced.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) – The launch was carried out at 15:19 GMT on Thursday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center using the Chang Zheng 3B (CZ-3B, or Long March 3B) carrier rocket, the ministry said.

    The second Tongxin Jishu Shiyan (TJS) satellite will help test multi-frequency high-speed data transmission.

    China plans to carry out about 30 space launches in 2017.

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