China Launches Communications Satellite

A Long March 3B booster orbited the APSTAR 6D commercial communications satellite on Thursday.

The launch was conducted from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.

APT Mobile Satcom will use APSTAR 6D to provide mobile communications for aviation, ships and vehicles.

China Academy of Space Technology, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, built APSTAR 6D.