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China launches navigation satellite
Posted: Sat, Feb 25, 2012, 10:05 AM ET (1505 GMT)
Long Marc 3C launch of 11th Beidou satellite (Xinhua) A Long March rocket put the latest in a series of Chinese navigation satellites into orbit Friday. The Long March 3C rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:12 am EST Friday (1612 GMT Friday, 12:12 am Beijing time Saturday) and placed the Beidou navigation satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The satellite is the 11th in the series of Beidou satellites that currently provide navigation services for China and the surrounding region. China plans to expand the Beidou system to global coverage by 2020.
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