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China Launches 20th Satellite for GPS Alternative

  China has launched a new-generation satellite to support its global navigation and positioning network designed to rival the U.S.-operated GPS. Launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the satellite is the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), and puts China another step closer to providing a global alternative to GPS. For ...

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