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Belarus State University launches satellite

A Chinese rocket has successfully launched into near-earth orbit a satellite built by students at the Belarusian State University. The satellite, weighing 1.6 kilogrammes, is equipped with telecommunication systems, and a complex technological and research payload.

Belarus has in recent years made technology a national priority, via a number of government incentives designed to nurture tech start-ups.

Photo: Belarus State University