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China launches two small communications satellites
Posted: Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 9:09 AM ET (1309 GMT)
Long March 6 launch of KL-Beta-A and B (Xinhua) China launched two small communications satellites for a German venture Wednesday. A Long March 6 rocket lifted off at 7:01 am EDT (1101 GMT) and placed the KL-Beta-A and KL-Beta-B satellites into low Earth orbit. The Shanghai Institute for Microsatellite Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences built the two satellites for German-based KLEO Connect, which plans to use them to test Ka-band technologies for future satellite systems.
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