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August 14, 2017
Xian Satellite Control Center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Over the 50 years since its founding, the Xi'an Satellite Control Center has successfully resolved major faults in over 10 satellites, saving the country billions yuan in possible losses, the center said Wednesday. Founded in 1967, the center is tasked with routine telemetry, orbit control and breakdown diagnosis and maintenance of satellites. In one case, the center successfully sent the communications satellite Zhongxing-9A into correct orbit, after it had failed to enter its preset orbit ... read more

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