CHINA China launches twin BeiDou-3 satellites

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China launches twin BeiDou-3 satellites

Xinhua

16:43, October 15, 2018

XICHANG, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) - China sent twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in Sichuan Province, at 12:23 p.m. Monday.

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China sends twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in Sichuan Province, on October 15, 2018. (Photo: China Plus)

The satellites are the 39th and 40th of the BeiDou navigation system, and the 15th and 16th of the BeiDou-3 family.

The launch was the 287th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. 

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