Venesat I: Chavez Celebrates Satellite into Orbit Caracas, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez highlighted the launching of Venezuelan new satellite Simon Bolivar, product of Chinese-Venezuelan program Venesat I, which represents a vital event for sovereignty, social development and construction of socialism in Venezuela. Accompanied by Bolivian President Evo Morales in the Luepa Station in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar, Chavez saw the launching of the satellite from China, and was thankful to the Chinese government for the scientific collaboration. He also thanked the Uruguayan government for the cession of the space orbit to locate the satellite, which cost 400 million dollars. The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, congratulated his Venezuelan counterpart, for the successful launching of the satellite Venesat I Simon Bolivar and said it will guarantee the sovereignty in telecommunications in the region. "The business of telecommunications won't be private anymore; it will no longer be for the exploitation of our peoples. Now the satellite will give us that human right," Morales pointed out. A work coming from the Chinese-Venezuelan cooperation that included the preparation of some 90 professionals of the South American country in aerospace specialties, the device at a cost of 406 million dollars will be located in the 78-West hemispheric orbit, given by Uruguay. At a distance of 22370 miles of the Earth, the satellite will allow the development of tele <b>...</b>
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