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TMCNet:  China Launches ChinaSat 12 Communications Satellite

[November 28, 2012]

China Launches ChinaSat 12 Communications Satellite

XICHANG, Nov 28, 2012 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) -- ChinaSat 12 communications satellite was launched by LM-3B launch vehicle in Xichang Satellite Launch Center yesterday. The satellite was manufactured by Thales Alenia Space from France.

The launch was implemented according to a service contract inked this July between China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd. (China Satcom) and a Hong Kong communications satellite company.

ChinaSat 12 will be under the management of China Satcom, offering commercial communications services with twenty-four C-band and twenty-three Ku-band transponders to Asia, Africa and Europe, being the 13th commercial communications satellite managed by the company.

Source: www.stcn.com (November 28, 2012)

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