China launches new satellite for BeiDou navigation system

China on Wednesday launched a new satellite for the BeiDou navigation system from the Xichang satellite launch site in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The satellite was launched on a Long March-3B rocket and docked with the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (PDS) after entering its orbit and completing its tests.

A satellite designed to enter geostationary orbit, BeiDou family number is 56 Also the first backup of the BeiDou-3 Satellite Navigation System (BDS-3).

This space vehicle Expands communication skills of the system’s regional SMS function, which improves positioning accuracy and improves network availability and stability.

Its development was carried out by the China Academy of Aerospace Technology, while the carrier rocket was carried out by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

This is about Job No. 473 Long March series of carrier rockets. BDS started in 1994. The construction of BDS-1 and BDS-2 was completed in 2000 and 2012 respectively.

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