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  • China successfully launches a duo of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 5th, 2017

    Using a Long March 3B booster, China successfully launched its newest duo of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites to orbit. The rocket took to the skies on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at around 11:44 UTC (6:44 a.m. EST) from the LC3 Launch Complex at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, located in China’s Sichuan province.

  • China successfully launches BDS M3-S satellite for its homegrown BeiDou navigation system

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 1st, 2016

    A Chinese Long March 3C carrier rocket has successfully lofted a new-generation satellite, designated BDS M3-S, for the country’s indigenous BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. The spacecraft was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 2:29 a.m. EST (7:29 GMT) on Monday, Feb. 1.

  • China launches Long March 3B rocket with Beidou-3 navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 30th, 2015

    On Sept. 29, 2015, China successfully launched its third-generation navigation satellite into orbit. The BDS I2-S satellite, lifted off atop the country’s Long March 3B launch vehicle at 7:13 p.m. EDT (23:13 GMT) from Launch Complex 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is the 20th satellite for the Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System.