10 March 2019
On 10 March, China sent a new communication satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The "Chinasat 6C" GEO satellite was launched at 0:28 a.m. Beijing Time by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It will provide high-quality radio and TV transmission services. Chinasat 6C covers the region of China, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific island countries. The satellite was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, and will be operated by the China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. It was the 300th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.
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