Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Society

China has launched the Changzheng missile with two satellites

The number of satellites of the BeiDou-3 navigation system has reached twelve.

On Saturday, August 25, China has started the carrier rocket "Chanchzhen-3B" ("A great campaign") which has put two navigation Beydou-3 satellites to orbit in space.

Is the 11th and 12th satellites launched for the Chinese BeiDou-3 navigation system, Xinhua reports. It is one of four system of satellite navigation, developed in the world. Three others - GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia) and Galileo (European Union).

has been launched today at 07:52 on the Beijing time from the Sichan spaceport in the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan. After more than three-hour flight satellites came to the set orbits.

New satellites are developed and made by scientific research institute of innovative developments of microsatellites at Academy of Sciences of China.

Taking into account the current start the Chinese carrier rockets of the Changzheng family have made 283 flights.




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