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PREMIUM: BeiDou constellation reaches fruition to fuel Chinese global ambitions

25th June 2020 - 00:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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China launched its final BeiDou (Compass) satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre on the morning of 23 June. This completes the country’s global coverage for its dual-use navigation and timing system.

The satellite was lofted into geostationary orbit by a Long March 3B rocket. The original launch scheduled ...

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