The satellite was launched close to midnight from the Xichang centre in southwest China. Photo: Xinhua

China adds new satellite to its Beidou network that aims to rival US global positioning system

  • There are now 20 satellites in orbit for the navigation system, which is expected to be completed next year
  • BDS began offering a basic service in December, with priority for the Asia-Pacific region and countries along the belt and road route
Topic |   China military

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The satellite was launched close to midnight from the Xichang centre in southwest China. Photo: Xinhua
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