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China confirms launch of latest GPS navigation system satellite

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Xichang Space Base (China), 15 June, EFE, (Camera: Javier García).- The last satellite of China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is set to be launched on Tuesday at 10.11 am, Ran Chengqi, director of the China Satellite Navigation Office, told EFE on Monday. The BDS has long been promoted as the Chinese alternative to the United States-owned Global Positioning System (GPS). After being launched from the Xichang Space Launch Center in southern China, the satellite would be in its orbit in approximately 45 minutes, when it would be possible to confirm if the mission has been a success. FOOTAGE OF THE XICHANG SPACE BASE IN SOUTHERN CHINA

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