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China launches fifth orbiter into space

China Daily | Updated: 2010-08-02 08:06

China launches fifth orbiter into space

China's fifth Beidou navigation and positioning satellite is launched atop a Long March 3A carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 5:30 am on Sunday. Xinhua

XICHANG, Sichuan - China launched its fifth Beidou orbiter into space on Sunday morning, moving it one step closer to its goal of building a navigation and positioning satellite network.

China launches fifth orbiter into space

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