Xichang (China), April 16  China successfully sent a new satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China’s Sichuan province.

The satellite, Zhongxing-6D, was launched at 8 p.m. on Friday by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It will provide reliable, stable and safe radio and television transmission and communication services, Xinhua news agency reported.

A Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying the Zhongxing-1D satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Nov. 27 , 2021. (Photo by Bai Xiaofei/Xinhua/IANS)

This launch marked the 415th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

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