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China launches new BeiDou satellite
November 8, 2019 | 1:07 PM
by Xinhua
A new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Nov. 5, 2019. (Photo by Liu Xu/Xinhua)
 
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Xichang: China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:43 a.m. Tuesday.

Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, it is the 49th satellite of the BDS satellite family and the 24th satellite of the BDS-3 system.

It also marked that a total of three BDS-3 satellites have been sent into the inclined geosynchronous Earth orbit.

A new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Nov. 5, 2019. (Photo by Liu Xu/Xinhua)



The launch was the 317th mission for the Long March series of carrier rockets.

The new satellites and the carrier rocket were developed by the China Academy of Space Technology and the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.



China will launch another six BDS-3 satellites to complete the BDS global network.



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