TS News - Chinasat-7 Launch Planned For Sunday
From: email@example.com (Martyn Williams)
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 17:51:25 +0900
From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Aug 16 04: 57:14 1996
TELE-satellit News, 16 August 1996
Chinasat-7 Launch Planned For Sunday
XICHANG, Sichuan Province, China, 96/08/16 (TS) -- The first US built
communications satellite designed to serve mainland China is scheduled for
launch this weekend.
ChinaSat 7, a Hughes HS 376, is owned by the China Telecommunications
Broadcast Satellite Corp. (ChinaSat). Launch is scheduled for Sunday aboard
a Long March 3 rocket from the Xichang space center in southwestern China.
There are two launch windows, each about an hour long. The first opens at
6:25pm Beijing time (0625 EDT, 1025 UTC), and the second at 8:54pm Beijing
(0854 EDT, 1254 UTC)
In common with most other HS 376 models, ChinaSat 7 will have 24 active
transponders. The satellite is expected to operate 10 years, carrying voice,
fax, data, television and other general communications services in C-band
across China and parts of Southeast Asia.
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