Bolivia has its Own Satellite
Via the BBC: Bolivian crowds cheer Tupak Katari satellite launch
The satellite is named Tupak Katari, after an indigenous hero who fought Spanish colonial rule.
Bolivia is one of the last countries in South America to have its own satellite.
President Evo Morales, who was in China for the launch, said it would end Bolivia’s dependence on foreign powers for its communications.
The launch took place at 12:42 Bolivian time (16:42 GMT) from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China’s southwest Sichuan province.
The device, weighing more than 5.2 tonnes, will speed up and improve the quality of telephone and internet connections in Bolivia.
And, of course, being in space is cool.