25 August 2018
On 25 August, the Long March-3B carrier successfully sent twin BeiDou navigation satellites into space. Lift-off was at 7:52 a.m. from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. It was the 283rd mission of the Long March rocket series. More than three hours after launch, the twin satellites entered orbit. After a series of tests, the satellites built by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (formerly known as: SECM) will work together with 10 other BeiDou-3 satellites already in orbit.
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