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China launches 22nd Beidou navigation satellite

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Updated: Mar 30,2016 7:59 AM     Xinhua

China launched a satellite to support its global navigation and positioning network at 4:11 a.m. on March 30.

The satellite, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, was taken into orbit by a Long March-3A carrier rocket. It is the 22nd satellite in the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which is being developed as an alternative to US GPS.

It was the 225th launch of the Long March carrier rocket.

The satellite, after entering its designed work orbit and finishing in-orbit testing, will join others already in orbit and improve the stability of the system, preparing for BDS to offer global coverage.

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