Bei­dou Im­prove­ment

Beijing Review - - THIS WEEK SOCIETY -

China’s Bei­dou nav­i­ga­tion satel­lites will pro­vide dan­ger alerts and nav­i­ga­tion ser­vices for global users af­ter the suc­cess­ful launch of two satel­lites on Septem­ber 19.

The twin Bei­dou-3 nav­i­ga­tion satel­lites were sent into space on a sin­gle car­rier rocket, Long March-3b, from the Xichang Satel­lite Launch Cen­ter at 10:07 p.m. It was the 285th mis­sion of the Long March rocket series.

The twin satel­lites are the 37th and 38th edi­tions of the Bei­dou nav­i­ga­tion satel­lites. Af­ter a series of

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