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    China Successfully Launches First Mobile Telecommunication Satellite

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    China successfully launched the first national mobile telecommunication satellite, local media reported Sunday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — According to the Xinhua news agency, the launch of the Tiantong-01 satellite was conducted on early Saturday at Southwestern China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

    It is noted that the satellite was launched with the Long March-3B carrier rocket and it is expected to become a key part of the Chinese space information infrastructure.

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