The two satellites are put into orbit on a Long March rocket from a launch site in Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua The two satellites are put into orbit on a Long March rocket from a launch site in Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua
The two satellites are put into orbit on a Long March rocket from a launch site in Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua

Blast-off for China’s new-generation Beidou-3 satellites to rival GPS

Probes were due to go into orbit in July, but mission was postponed after failure of two other satellite launches

Topic |   China science
The two satellites are put into orbit on a Long March rocket from a launch site in Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua The two satellites are put into orbit on a Long March rocket from a launch site in Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua
The two satellites are put into orbit on a Long March rocket from a launch site in Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua
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