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  • Long March 3B orbits another BeiDou-3 satellite duo

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 19th, 2018

    Using its long-serving Long March 3B rocket, China sent another pair of BeiDou-3 spacecraft for the country’s homegrown satellite navigation system on Monday, November 19 (local time). This is the eighth time this year that Beijing has launched a BeiDou-3 duo to replenish its navigation network.

  • Long March 3B lofts BeiDou-3 spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 2nd, 2018

    Using a Long March 3B booster a new geosynchronous spacecraft for the country’s BeiDou satellite navigation system was sent to orbit on Thursday, November 1. The satellite, designated BeiDou-3 G1Q, expands China's BeiDou network to 17.

  • Long March 3B adds another spacecraft duo for China’s BeiDou satellite navigation system

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 16th, 2018

    Continuing its busy 2018 manifest, a Long March 3B rocket launched to deliver the two newest spacecraft for China’s homegrown satellite navigation network.

  • Two new BeiDou-3 navigation satellites launched atop Long March 3B

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 26th, 2018

    On Saturday, August 25, China successfully launched its Long March 3B booster carrying two new BeiDou-3 spacecraft to replenish China's homegrown satellite navigation network.

  • China churns out yet another launch with flight of BeiDou-2 I7 navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 10th, 2018

    On Monday, July 9, China utilized a Long March 3A rocket to send the BeiDou-2 I7 satellite on its way to orbit. The flight marked the second successful launch in less than two days - and added another spacecraft to the nation's homegrown BeiDou satellite navigation system.

  • China to launch another BeiDou-3 navigation satellite duo

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 27th, 2018

    China is gearing up to conduct its ninth flight of this year (2018) by launching another pair of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites on Thursday, March 29.

  • China launches its latest BeiDou navigation satellite into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 14th, 2016

    A Long March 3C launch vehicle, carrying the BeiDou-2 Compass G7 spacecraft, soared skyward at 15:30 GMT on Sunday, June 12, to replenish China's homegrown BeiDou satellite navigation program. Liftoff was from Launch Area 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China’s Sichuan Province.

  • China successfully launches its newest BeiDou navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 30th, 2016

    On March 29, China launched the newest addition to its homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. The Beidou-2 IGSO-6 satellite lifted off on a Long March 3A rocket at 4:11 p.m. EDT (20:11 GMT) from Launch Complex 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.