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15 Jan 2016

Belintersat-1 satellite launched from China‘s space port

Belintersat-1 satellite launched from China‘s space portMINSK, 15 January (BelTA) – The Belarusian telecom satellite has been launched into orbit from China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, BelTA reports citing nasaspaceflight.com.

The Belarusian satellite with a designed life of 15 years will provide a wide range of telecommunication services, including satellite TV, radio broadcasting and broadband Internet access.

Belintersat-1 satellite launched from China‘s space portThe Belintersat-1 was built by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.

The car-sized satellite weighs more than 5.2 tonnes. The Belintersat-1 is equipped with a solar battery with 22-meter wings.

Belintersat-1 satellite launched from China‘s space portThe project is commercial and designed for sales across many regions. Consumers will be also offered to use the satellite to develop their own corporate communications networks.

Presidents of Belarus, China exchange congratulations on Belintersat-1 successful launch

Lukashenko: Launch of Belintersat-1 satellite is a result of many-year Belarus-China cooperation

Xi Jinping: Belintersat-1 project hailed as important result of Belarus-China work in space exploration

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