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China to launch next Beidou navigation satellite pair on Wednesday


China to launch next Beidou navigation satellite pair on Wednesday China will launch the next pair of satellites for its Beidou navigation and positioning system on Wednesday, according to airspace closure notices. A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) filed last week indicates a window of 1358-1432 UTC (21:58-22:32 local, 9:58-10:32 Eastern) for a launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province, southwest China. If the launch goes according to plan, the mission will see the 12th and 13th Beidou satellites put into orbit this year alone, with the country pushing to complete the system of 35 operational satellites in 2020.    More



(Source: GBTIMES - Sep 18)

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