long march 3b sends zhongxing 2d satellite into orbit on the first space launch of 2019
China successfully carried out the first launch of the year Thursday with the lofting of the Zhongxing 2D communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit. Liftoff of the enhanced Long March 3B launch vehicle occurred at 17:11 UTC January 10 (01:11 Beijing time, January 11) at the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwestern China. People's Liberation Army Daily, a military newspaper, confirmed success of the launch 70 minutes later. Little is known about the payload, also known as Ch... ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
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