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Vietnam successfully launches second satellite
16/05/2012 | 11:25:00
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Vietnam ’s second satellite, the VINASAT-2, was successfully sent into orbit from Kourou in Guyana , South America, at 5:13 am on May 16 ( Vietnam time).

After just over 30 minutes, the satellite separated from the Ariane 5 rocket and went into orbit at 131.8 degrees east.

Along with VINASAT-2, a Japanese satellite, the JCSAT-13, was also launched.

Watching the live broadcast of the launch on Vietnam Television’s VTV1 channel, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that the new satellite marks a new era for Vietnam ’s information technology and telecommunications industry.

“The Party and State have paid special attention to the VINASAT-1 and VINASAT-2 projects, as they are of great political significance, showing the world that Vietnam has a presence in space,” he added.

Together with the first satellite, which was launched in 2008, VINASAT-2 will help improve the quality of IT telecom services as well as radio and television broadcasts in Vietnam , which will be a great benefit to people in the country’s remote mountainous areas and islands, he said.

According to Dung, the effectiveness of VINASAT-1, which is now running at 90 percent of its capacity, enabled the country to launch its second satellite.

The successful launching of VINASAT-2 is a step forward in efforts to turn Vietnam into a modern IT nation, he said.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese PM sent his congratulations to Japan for the successful launching of its satellite, the JCSAT-13.
The 300 million USD VINASAT-2, built by the US company Lockheed Martin, uses A2100 technology, one of the most modern satellite technologies currently in use and has a lifespan of 15 years.

VINASAT-2 will focus on Ku-band transponders, which provide radio, television and telephone transmissions for the whole country as well as other parts of Southeast Asia.-VNA
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