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Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan

China on Wednesday set off a new communication satellite into the orbit successfully from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

The long March-3B 56 meter tall carrier rocket lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center carrying 'Chinasat-2C' at morning 12:25 a.m. across Chinese mainland before passing over the Pacific Ocean.

It is a communication satellite that may spot military applications along with TV transmissions and broadband services for the country's radio stations, TV stations, radio transmitting stations and cable networks.

Spacecraft Separation occurred 26 minutes after the liftoff though official confirmation of launch success was not available for several hours after 'Chinasat-2C' deployed.

This satellite is China's 13th launch of 2015 which developed into the China Academy of Space Technology and owned by China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd.

While, this Wednesday's launch is the 216th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series which features enlarged launch propellant tanks, improved computer systems, a larger 4.2-meter diameter payload fairing and the addition of four strap-on boosters in the core stage that provide additional help during the first phase of the launch. Long March developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporations.