China launches communications satellite
Updated: 2013-05-02 03:34
XICHANG, Sichuan - China launched a communications satellite, "Zhongxing-11", at 0:06 am 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.
"Zhongxing-11", a communications satellite, is launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province on Thursday. [Photo/Xinhua]