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Launch of Two Beidou-2/Compass Satellites Could Be April 23

April 16, 2012  - By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv.


Web chatter indicates that the launch of a pair of BeiDou-2/Compass medium Earth orbit (MEO) satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center will take place around April 23. This will be the first time that a pair of BeiDou-2/Compass satellites is launched on a single rocket. The satellites are designated M3 and M4. M1 is already in orbit, and M2 and M5 are expected to be launched in June.


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