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China launches two navigation satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14, 2018, 5:44 PM ET (2244 GMT)
Long March 3B launch of two Beidou satellites, January 2018 (Xinhua) China launched a pair of Beidou navigation satellites Thursday. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 6:18 pm EST (2318 GMT) and placed the two satellites into medium Earth orbits. The satellites are part of an effort by China to complete a constellation of satellites providing navigation services globally by 2020.
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