China launches navigation satellite
Beijing: China Thursday night successfully launched a satellite for its navigation system.
A Long March-3C carrier rocket carried the satellite into space at 11.33 p.m. from Xichang space centre in Sichuan province, Xinhua reported.
It was the 16th satellite for China`s Beidou navigation system that will provide services in the Asia-Pacific region in 2013 and globally by 2020, Xinhua reported.
China started building its own satellite navigation system in 2000 to break its dependence on the US global positioning system.
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