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May 29, 2016
Bolivia takes over operations of Chinese-built satellite
La Paz (XNA) May 30, 2016
In a successful transfer of technology, Bolivian personnel have taken over the operations of the country's Chinese-built Tupac Katari satellite, an official said Wednesday. "Starting in April of this year, our supplier left Bolivian personnel 100 percent in charge of the operations of the satellite and ...the operations are progressing smoothly," the Bolivian News Agency reported, citing the director of the Bolivian Space Agency, Ivan Zambrana. The agreement between the two countries called ... read more

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China aiming for reusable manned spacecraft: chief engineer
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China's top astronaut goes to "space camp"
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