Three More BeiDou-2/Compass Satellites to Be Launched This Year

May 17, 2012  - By
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China will launch three more satellites for its Beidou GNSS, reports and People’s Daily Online. Two satellites will be launched in June, and another in October.

The system is expected to be adopted by some of China’s neighboring countries in the next year or two such as Pakistan and Mongolia, said Ran Chengqi, director of the China Satellite Navigation Office. He spoke at the third China Satellite Navigation Conference in the southern city of Guangzhou.

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