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Thai Satellite Launch Set

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand is on schedule to launch its first satellite by early

December in a bid to become a Regional Telecommunications Center, officials said

on July 22.

The Thaicom-1 satellite is in its last stages of construction and is expected to

be launched by December, to honor king Bhumibol Adulyadej's 66th birthday on December

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