China launches Bolivia's first telecoms satellite

Sunday 22 December 2013 | 06:49 CET | News
China has launched into orbit Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite. Dubbed 'Tupac Katari', the satellite was launched from Sichuan province's Xichang Satellite Launch Center by China Great Wall Industry Corp, Xinhua news agency reports. The satellite is expected to enhance radio, television and telecommunications services, long-distance education, healthcare and internet access across Bolivia. It is designed for a 15-year service life. Tupac Katari satellite is expected to be operational in March 2014.

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