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China launches new BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
November 05, 2019

China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province on 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.

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

Net/Khokhar