China Wants Its Eye in the Sky to See More of the World
China has launched two satellites as it pushes to expand the global reach of Beidou, its homegrown rival to U.S.-based navigation service GPS.
A Long March 3B rocket blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province on Sunday carrying the two Beidou-3 satellites. The event marks “a major leap forward” in the development of China’s homegrown navigation system, according to state media.
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