XICHANG, Sichuan Province, June 8 (Xinhua) -- China is to launch a new
communications satellite, Zhongxing-9, with a Long March-3B rocket carrier on
Monday at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Both the satellite and carrier were in good conditions, and preparation was
going on smoothly, sources from the center said.
Zhongxing-9, a satellite ordered by China Satcom from the France-based
Thales Alenia Space (TAS), will be used for television live broadcast.