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Bolivia Enters Space Era with Tupac Katari Satellite

La Paz, December 21 (RHC)-- The launch into orbit of the Tupac Katari satellite placed Bolivia on the list of less than 50 countries of the world that already utilize such space technology.

The Bolivian satellite was launched from the Xichang space center, in Southeastern China, where President Evo Morales attended the event as part of an official visit.

The Tupac Katari will offer telecommunication services to 3 million Bolivians residing in rural areas, where cell telephone, radio or television services cannot be accessed. The satellite will also help foster coordinated actions for disaster risk reduction and contingency situations in the country.

Bolivia now joins Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Colombia with their own satellites in orbit.
Edited by Juan Leandro
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