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China launches two satellites for independent navigation system

People's Daily Online

(Xinhuanet.com) 02:53, July 26, 2015

XICHANG, Sichuan, July 26 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched two satellites for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 8:29 p.m. Beijing Time Saturday, the launch center said.

Launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern China's Sichuan Province, the two satellites were the 18th and 19th for the Beidou system, China's homegrown navigation system.



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