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Subject: China Preparing to Launch Satellite for Venezuela
Softwar    4/14/2008 9:00:14 AM
China Preparing Commercial Long March 3B Satellite Launch Aviation Week & Space Technology 04/14/2008 , page 23 Edited by Frank Morring, Jr. Printed headline: Meanwhile, in China China is nearing launch of a Long March 3B carrying a communications satellite designed and built by China for Venezuela and Uruguay under a $241-million contract. The mission is set for liftoff from the Xichang Space Center between September and November. The satellite will be designated Venesat 1, since 90% of the funding was provided by Venezuela. It is to have a 15-year service life in geosynchronous orbit.
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