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China launches communications satellite for Laos
Posted: Sat, Nov 21, 2015, 7:11 PM ET (0011 GMT)
Long March 3B launch of LaoSat-1 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket successfully launched a communications satellite developed for Laos. The Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:07 am EDT Friday (1607 GMT Friday, 12:07 am Beijing time Saturday) and placed the LaoSat-1 satellite into orbit. The 3,800-kilogram satellite was built by the China Academy of Space Technology for the government of Laos. The spacecraft will operate at 128.5 degrees east in GEO, providing communications services in C- and Ku-bands.
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