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Satellites: Chinese SinoSat-6 Seeks its Orbit
 
Once operating, the satellite will expand its coverage to homes in remote and mountainous regions of China.
 
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The SinoSat-6 travels uneventfully to its orbital point, after its successful take-off from the Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, in the Sichuan province. The Science and Technology Aerospace Corporation in China gave details on the operation, adding that the satellite was projected from aboard the 'Long March 3B' carrier rocket, from which it broke off about 26 minutes after its launch to successfully enter an orbit of its own geostationary satellites at a height of between 35,700 km, according to a statement by Xinhua, reported by EFE.

The new satellite will improve the ability of live radio and television broadcasts, helping people living in remote and mountainous regions to receive next generation signals.

The SinoSat-1, launched in July 1998, was acquired abroad to undertake the Chinese media services and the broadcasting of information in the Asia-Pacific area. On October 29th, 2006, the SinoSat-2 satellite was sent into space, but it could not deploy its solar pannels and communication antennas, so the Corporation of Satellite Communications of China declared it useless a month later. The SinoSat-6's main mission is to replace the SinoSat-3, designed especially for radio and television services. It was sent into space on June 1st, 2007.


 




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