TS News - Hughes Signs For Long March

TELE-satellit News, 25 June 1997

Hughes Signs For Long March
  BEIJING, China, 97/06/25 (TS) -- Hughes Electronics Corp. Saturday agreed
to buy at least five launches on Long March rockets from China Great Wall
Industry Corp.  Financial terms were not disclosed. The first launch could
be as early as late 1998, with the others following about once a year.
Hughes has an undisclosed number of options for additional vehicles.

  The contract includes one Long March 3 rocket, which can accommodate
Hughes' popular HS 376 small satellite model, and four of the more powerful
Long March 3B versions.  The Long March 3B can lift the larger and equally
popular HS 601 and new HS 702 models.  

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