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China Launches New Beidou Navigation Satellite

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.

Images, Text, Credits: CASC/CCTV+/China Daily.


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