China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites

Posted on:06 Nov 2017 16:16:54
China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites
06 November 2017 Current Affairs: China successfully launched two BeiDou-3 satellites named BeiDou-3 M1 and BeiDou-3 M2 into space on board of single carrier rocket Long March-3B from  Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

These two satellites and carrier rocket were developed by China Academy of Space Technology and China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, respectively.

The two newly-launched satellites represent third phase of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. They will reside in a medium-Earth orbit at an altitude.

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