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China launches pair of navigation satellites

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Long March boosts pair of Chinese navigation satellites

Two satellites for China's Beidou navigation system lifted off on top of a Long March rocket Tuesday, adding new spacecraft to the growing network to provide more accurate positioning services to military and civil users.

The satellites launched on a Long March 3B rocket at 1910 GMT (3:10 p.m. EDT) from the Xichang space center, a facility in Sichuan province in southwest China, according to a release from the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the state-owned contractor for Chinese rockets.

Liftoff was at 3:10 a.m. Beijing time.

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