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China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4, 2018, 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)
China launched another Beidou navigation satellite Thursday. A Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:57 am EDT (1557 GMT, 11:57 pm Beijing time) and placed the Beidou satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit. The spacecraft is the 16th Beidou satellite to be launched this year as China builds out the system to provide navigation services globally.
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