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China launches new data relay satellite

Updated: July 13, 2022 06:59    Xinhua

XICHANG — China sent a new data relay satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province on July 13.

The Tianlian II-03 satellite was launched at half hour to one o'clock on July 13 Beijing Time by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.

Tianlian II-03 is China's second-generation geosynchronous orbit data relay satellite.

It will provide data relay and TT&C (telemetry, tracking and command) services for manned spacecraft and low and middle orbit resources satellites. It will also support the TT&C for spacecraft launch.

This was the 426th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

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