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The satellite was launched at 00:07 and then entered its preset orbit successfully.
Developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) affiliated to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the satellite will serve to provide live television broadcast, wireless broadband access and international communication services in Laos.
The satellite was lifted off via a Long March -3B carrier rocket. It also marked the Long March series' 218th flying into space.