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Algeria launches first communications satellite

Monday 11 December 2017 | 09:14 CET | News
The Chinese-built telecom satellite for Algeria successfully launched on 10 December, aboard a Long March 3B rocket, heading toward a perch more than 22,000 miles over the equator to provide television broadcasts, broadband Internet, remote education and emergency communications services, Spaceflight Now reported. The Alcomsat 1 spacecraft rode a Chinese Long March 3B rocket into orbit from the Xichang space center in Sichuan province, a mountainous launch base in the southwestern part of the country. 

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