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Long March 3C rocket launches Beidou satellite toward geostationary orbit


Long March 3C rocket launches Beidou satellite toward geostationary orbit China launched a Beidou navigation satellite Friday using a Long March 3C rocket, adding another node to a growing space-based network that Chinese officials say will broadcast positioning and timing signals around the world next year. The Long March 3C launcher, fitted with a pair of liquid-fueled strap-on boosters, fired away from the Xichang space center at 1548 GMT (11:48 a.m. EDT) Friday, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, or CALT, the state-owned contractor that builds most Chinese satellite launchers.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - May 19)

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