China launches French-made communication satellite 2012-03-31 20:55:17

XICHANG, March 31 (Xinhua) — China successfully sent a French-made communication satellite, “APSTAR-7,” into orbit Saturday evening, using a Long March-3B carrier rocket launched from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Monitoring data indicated that the satellite separated from the rocket and reached its designated orbit 26 minutes after its launch at 6:27 […]