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December 16th, 2019

Duo of BeiDou Sats Launched by China

Artistic rendition of the Chinese Beidou-3 constellation.

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China has successfully sent two satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province as of Monday, December 16, 2019.

The launch marked 24 MEO satellites in the BDS-3 have all been successfully sent into space, plus the deployment of the core BDS-3 constellation system has been completed, according to Yang Changfeng, Chief Designer of the BDS.

Launched on a Long March-3A carrier rocket, the two satellites entered preset orbit after a more than three hours' flight. This launch was the 321st mission for the Long March series carrier rockets and the 108th mission for the Long March-3A carrier rocket.

Article source: Xinhuanet