View Full Version : China Launches Third Navigation Satellite

2005-Sep-08, 07:05 AM
SUMMARY: Chinese space officials announced on Sunday that a Long March 3-A rocket launched the third Beidou satellite, which will complete their home-grown satellite navigation system (similar to the US-built Global Positioning System). Although the system is primarily for civilian navigation, it will have military applications, and should give Chinese missiles better accuracy.

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