Chinasat 10

Chinasat 10
Launch of Chinasat 10
Image Credit: Chinanews.com
China has launched the ZX-10 ZhongXing-10 – also designated ChinaSat-10, Sinosat-5 or Xinnuo-5 – domestic communications satellite on Monday (16:13 UTC) from the Xi Chang Satellite Launch Center, in Sichuan Province.The launch was conducted by China’s Long March 3B (CZ-3B/E Chang Zheng-3B/E) launch vehicle.The new satellite – which will be positioned at 110.5 degrees East – was manufactured by the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), after being ordered in 2006.

The launch was announced well in advance by the Chinese media, given the mission is civilian, unlike a large amount of Chinese launches.

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