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China Will Launch Six Beidou Satellites This Year

According to Beijing Morning News, China will launch six satellites this year to establish the BeiDou (COMPASS) Navigation Satellite System network. Before 2020, China will finish the construction of the BeiDou’s global satellite navigation System. The system will consist of more than 30 satellites.

During the “twelfth five-year-plan,” China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation intends to launch “100 rockets and 100 satellites into space and 100 satellites will travel stably in orbit around the earth." This implies that in the next four to five years, there will be a large number of aerospace launches.

Source: Huanqiu, February 12, 2012