China successfully launches first satellite for mobile telecommunication

China has successfully launched the first satellite for mobile telecommunication. The Tiantong-01 satellite was launched at southwestern China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center, with the Long March-3B carrier rocket. It is the first satellite of China’s home-made satellite mobile telecom system and a key part of the country’s space information infrastructure.

Tiantong-01 was designed by China Academy of Space Technology and its ground service will be operated by China Telecom. It will establish a mobile network with ground facilities, providing services for China, the Middle East, Africa and other areas. While the Long March-3B carrier rocket was produced by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. It was the 232nd flight of the Long March series carrier rockets and the 36th launch of the Long March-3B.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the country which has launched its first satellite for mobile telecommunication?
2. What is the name of the satellite which will be used for mobile telecom system?

Courtesy: DD news


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