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Xichang, China (XNA) May 03, 2013
China launched a communications satellite, "Zhongxing-11", at 0:06 a.m. Thursday (Beijing time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
"Zhongxing-11" will be mainly used in providing commercial communications services for users in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a statement from the center.
The satellite was sent by a Long March-3B rocket into the preset orbit, the statement said.
It marked the 176th launch of China's Long March series of rockets.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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