China launched 22nd BeiDou navigation satellite

China aims at creating Beidou network by 2020 for global navigation services. It will join the US Global Positioning System, Russia’s Glonass and Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites.

Created On: Mar 30, 2016 14:14 ISTModified On: Mar 30, 2016 14:22 IST

China on 30 March 2016 launched its 22nd satellite for its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). The satellite was launched aboard a Long March-3A carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

The BeiDou system will be completed in 2020 and will comprise over 30 satellites.

It was the 225th launch of the Long March carrier rocket.

BeiDou currently provides navigation services within China and the neighboring regions. After entering its designated work orbit and finishing in-orbit testing, it will join others available in the orbit.

After completion, the project would become an equivalent of the US Global Positioning System, Russia's Glonass, and Europe's Galileo navigation satellites.

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