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Xinhua: Xichang Satellite Launch Center Now Capable of High Intensity Tasks

On April 10, 2011, Xinhua reported  that the Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in Sichuan Province sent its eighth navigation satellite into outer space for the Chinese global positioning system. The Launch Center has conducted 10 launch missions so far this year, and demonstrated the capability of accomplishing “high intensity tasks.” The Center recently finished the reconstruction of an infrastructure completely centered on IP-based technologies (IP: Internet Protocol). The Center’s local network now supports a 100 mbps data transfer rate, and it has established a central-command-focused integrated information platform.

Source: Xinhua, April 10, 2011