China launches 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite

Posted on:13 Jun 2016 14:10:51

China launches 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite
13 June 2016 Current Affairs: China has  launched its 23rd satellite it the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) on 12 June 2016. The satellite launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province will support China’s global navigation and positioning network.

The satellite was taken into orbit by a Long March-3C carrier rocket. It was the 229th launch of the Long March carrier rocket.

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System is being developed as an alternative to US GPS. 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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