BeiDou Navigation Satellites System logo.
July 11, 2018
Image above: A file photo of Long March-3B rocket carrying two Beidou-3 satellites lifting.
On 10 July 2018, China launches a new navigation satellite into orbit from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, at 04:58 on Tuesday.
China Launches New Beidou Navigation Satellite
The "Beidou" navigation satellite, the 32nd among the Beidou navigation system line, was launched using one of China's Long March-3A rockets.
BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
The satellite used in this operation was part of the Beidou-2 family, which represents the second generation of the system, and operates in a geosynchronous orbit.
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