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Venezuela to Launch Chinese-Made Satellite


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela will soon have its first satellite in orbit.

President Chavez, speaking during his Sunday broadcast to the nation, said the communications satellite will be launched in China. According to the president, it will be used by Venezuela's state television.

Mr. Chavez said Venezuela would like to launch a second satellite in coming years for observation and mapping purposes.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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