The last satellite of the BeiDou-3 network was due to launch in southwest China on Tuesday. Photo: CCTVThe last satellite of the BeiDou-3 network was due to launch in southwest China on Tuesday. Photo: CCTV
The last satellite of the BeiDou-3 network was due to launch in southwest China on Tuesday. Photo: CCTV

Delay to launch of final satellite in China’s BeiDou navigation network

  • Technical problems discovered with the Long March 3B rocket carrier during a routine pre-launch check
  • Developing the BeiDou system reflects China’s drive to end its reliance on Western technologies, analyst says
Topic |   Space
The last satellite of the BeiDou-3 network was due to launch in southwest China on Tuesday. Photo: CCTVThe last satellite of the BeiDou-3 network was due to launch in southwest China on Tuesday. Photo: CCTV
The last satellite of the BeiDou-3 network was due to launch in southwest China on Tuesday. Photo: CCTV
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