Beijing touts its new ‘super satellites’

China made a hard push to build high-throughput satellites after officials were forced to rely on foreign firms to restore communications after a major earthquake in 2008; ChinaSat 16 was developed by the Academy of Space Technology

October 25, 2017 2:30 PM (UTC+8)
ChinaSat 16, the nation's first high-throughput communication satellite, is seen in its final assembly prior to its launch. Photo: China Academy of Space Technology
ChinaSat 16, the nation's first high-throughput communication satellite, is seen in its final assembly prior to its launch. Photo: China Academy of Space Technology
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