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China launches LEO communications satellites
Posted: Sun, May 29, 2022, 7:50 AM ET (1150 GMT)
China launched three communications satellites into low Earth orbit Friday. A Long March 2C rocket lifted off at 6:30 am EDT (1030 GMT) May 20 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and placed three spacecraft into orbit. Two of the satellites were built by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd., which previously has focused on remote sensing satellites. A third, described as a technology demonstration satellite, was built by the China Academy of Space Technology.
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