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China launches navigation satellites
Posted: Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 3:20 PM ET (1920 GMT)
Long March 3B Beidou launch, July 2015 (Xinhua) China launched a pair of Beidou navigation satellites July 25. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 8:29 am EDT (1229 GMT, 8:29 pm Beijing time) July 25 and placed the two satellites into medium Earth orbit. The satellites are part of the third phase of the country's navigation system, expanding its coverage from its current regional scope to a global one.
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