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China has successfully put to orbit two satellites of the Beidou navigation system - RIA Novosti, 8/25/2018


BEIJING, 25 Aug — RIA Novosti. China on Saturday has made successful start-up of the carrier rocket "Chanchzhen-3B" with two navigation the Beidou-3 satellites which became the 35th and 36th satellites in global the Beidou navigation system created by China it is said in the statement of the Chinese corporation of space science and technology of the People's Republic of China (CASC). © Photo: Roskosmos/Anton Shkaplerov Russia has restored the control system destroyed at crash of the USSR космосаПуск has taken place on Saturday at 07:52 local time (2:52 Moscow time) from the Sichan spaceport in the Province of Sichuan in the southwest of China. Both satellites came to the set orbit. Satellites will work together with other Beidou satellites launched earlier after pass a series of tests. China plans to increase by the end of 2018 to the 18th of the Beidou-3 satellites put to orbit, and by the end of 2020 — to 30. Earlier in "The white book" to the People's Republic of China on space researches it was reported that China plans to begin to provide in 2018 the main navigation services to the countries along a new Silk way at the expense of the Beidou.Beidou navigation system — the global navigation system created by the People's Republic of China which will become the competitor of the American GPS and the Russian GLONASS. It is planned that by 2020 the system will provide navigation services worldwide. For carrier rockets of the Changzheng family this start-up became the 283rd mission.

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