XICHANG, Sept. 23, 2019 - China sends two satellites of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 23, 2019. Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the two satellites entered the orbit. They are the 47th and 48th satellites of the BDS satellite family. After in-orbit tests, the new satellites will work with those BDS satellites already in orbit to improve positioning accuracy of the system.

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They are the 47th and 48th satellites of the BDS satellite family. Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the two satellites entered the orbit. China sends two satellites of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 23, 2019.

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