China sent twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into orbit

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/2/12 20:47:20

China sent two satellites into orbit on a single carrier rocket for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) Monday.

The twin satellites, which form a network with four previously launched BeiDou-3 satellites, were the fifth and sixth satellites in the BeiDou-3 family. They entered orbit more than three hours after the launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

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