China Completes BeiDou-3 Worldwide Navigation Constellation

China completed its worldwide BeiDou navigation satellite system with the launch of its final satellite on June 23, according to China Global Television Network.

The satellite launched aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 9:43 a.m. Beijing time (0143 GMT) on Tuesday, marking the completion of the country’s domestically developed BeiDou constellation.

The launch followed a delay of after originally being scheduled for July 16 because of a technical issue discovered in pre-flight tests.

Read more in GPS World article.

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