Watch: China launches APSTAR-6C communication satellite 

WION Web Team Delhi, India May 04, 2018, 09.24 AM(IST)

China launched a new communication satellite, the "APSTAR-6C" at 00:06 local time Friday at the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The rocket and the satellite were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China's new communication satellite, the APSTAR-6C, was launched on Friday at the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center. 

The APSTAR-6C is equipped to provide TV transmission, communication, Internet and multimedia services to customers across Asia-Pacific region.

The launch took place at  00:06 China time on Friday and the satellite was sent into orbit by the Long March-3B carrier rocket.

The rocket and the satellite were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The launch marked China's 273rd mission of the Long March rocket series.

According to a Reuters report, the user of the satellite is APT Satellite Co. Ltd from Hong Kong. 

(With inputs from Reuters)