China Successfully Launches First Satellite for Mobile Telecommunication [ Current Affairs - Science & Technology ]

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The first satellite for mobile telecommunication successfully launched by China. Satellite name is Tiantong-01 and this satellite was launched at southwestern China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center with the Long March-3B carrier rocket.

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Features:

  • For the mobile telecom system it is the first satellite of China’s home-made.
  • It’s a key part of the country’s space information infrastructure.
  • It is the first satellite of China’s home-made satellite mobile telecom system.
  • This satellite was design by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and its ground service will be operated by China Telecom.
  • It’s provide a different type of facility like:

    • Ground facilities
    • Providing services for China, Middle East, Africa and other areas

Long March -3B Carrier Rocket:

  • This Rocket was produced by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.
  • China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology known as a CALVT.
  • Long March -3B Carrier Rocket was the 232 flight of the Long March series carrier rockets.
  • This Rocket was the 36th launch of the Long March-3B.

- Published on: August 8, 2016