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Chinese data relay satellite TianLian-1C is launched successfully on a Long March 3C

26 Jul 2012, 10:30 UTC
Chinese data relay satellite TianLian-1C is launched successfully on a Long March 3C
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At 1545 on 25 July, the Chinese data relay communications satellite TianLian-1C has been launched on its way to geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) by a Long March 3C (CZ-3C) launch vehicle flying out of Xichang. The TianLian satellites are viewed by western space experts as being equivalent to NASA’s TDRS data relay satellites.

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