A Long March-3A carrier rocket carrying two satellites of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China's Sichuan Province, on December 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua A Long March-3A carrier rocket carrying two satellites of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China's Sichuan Province, on December 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
A Long March-3A carrier rocket carrying two satellites of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China's Sichuan Province, on December 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua

China completes core network of GPS rival Beidou with latest satellite launch

  • Beidou is one of only four global navigation satellite systems, along with America's GPS, Russia's Glonass and Europe's Galileo

Topic |   US-China relations
A Long March-3A carrier rocket carrying two satellites of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China's Sichuan Province, on December 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua A Long March-3A carrier rocket carrying two satellites of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China's Sichuan Province, on December 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
A Long March-3A carrier rocket carrying two satellites of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China's Sichuan Province, on December 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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