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China launches twin navigation satellites

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Beijing: China on Saturday successfully sent twin navigation satellites into the space on a single carrier rocket, according to official Chinese media.

The Long March-3B carrier rocket lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Saturday morning. It was the 283rd mission of the Long March rocket series, state run Xinhua news agency reported. The twin satellites entered orbit more than three hours after the launch.


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