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China launches new satellites to enhance BDS-3 services
SOURCE: CASC     UPDATED: 2023-12-29

China on Tuesday sent two new satellites for the BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The two satellites, the 57th and 58th satellites of the BeiDou system, were launched at 11:26 a.m. (Beijing Time) by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and the Yuanzheng-1 (Expedition-1) upper stage attached to the carrier rocket.

The launch was the 504th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.