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PRC Heavy Rocket Lofts Twin Navsats, As China Airs Beidou Shortcomings

Liftoff of the Long March 3B, like a similar launcher shown here, occurred at 4:50 a.m. Beijing Time April 30, carrying the 12th and 13th satellites for the Beidou global navigation system. Photo Credit: Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

In an unusual move China has launched two Beidou navigation satellites on the same Long March [...]