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Chinese navigation satellite deployed by Long March rocket


Chinese navigation satellite deployed by Long March rocket China launched its second space mission in less than 24 hours Monday, sending a Beidou navigation satellite toward an orbital perch around 22,000 miles above Earth. The Beidou navigation lifted off on top of a Long March 3A rocket at 2058 GMT (4:58 p.m. EDT) Monday from the Xichang launch base, situated in a mountainous region of southwest China’s Sichuan province, according to the Beidou program’s official government website. Liftoff occurred at 4:58 a.m. Tuesday, Beijing time.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jul 11)

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