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Monday, August 3, 2015

GPS China

China Launches Two Satellites As It Builds GPS Rival

Phys Org | July 26, 2015

China launched two new satellites into space Saturday, state media reported, as it builds a homegrown satellite navigation system to rival the US's Global Positioning System.

A rocket carrying the satellites was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan province at 8:29 pm (1229 GMT), the official Xinhua news agency said.

<more at; related links: (Restrictions on geographic data in China) and (Welcome to the 2015 China Global Positioning Summer (China GPS) Program! Learn with China’s Present and Future Leaders in Beijing from July 12 to July 23)>

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