China successfully launches radio and television broadcasting satellite
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 09/09/2021
Thursday marked another successful mission in China’s busy 2021 launch manifest, this time lofting the Zhongxing-9B (ChinaSat-9B) into orbit on a Long March 3B from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. This satellite serves as a replacement to the Zhongxing-9A, launched in 2017 but inserted into a lower than planned orbit, and thus its operational life reduced.