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China mulls double satellite launches to save cost

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 19:14

Beijing: After successfully launching double navigational satellites through one rocket two days ago, China plans to do the same in future missions to save costs and time.

China launched two satellites for its Beidou global navigation and positioning system into space atop a carrier Long March 3B rocket two days ago.

Beidou is stated to be rival to the US` Global Positioning System (GPS).

At a time when China is planning many space launches, such an efficient way of launching navigation satellites will reduce both time and costs, said Jiang Jie, chief designer of the mission`s launch carrier system.

First Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 19:14

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