China launches twin BeiDou navigation satellites

China sent two new satellites into the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) at 02:07 Monday by Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China. The satellites entered a medium earth orbit more than three hours later and will work with 17 other BDS-3 satellites already in space. They are the 42nd and 43rd satellites of the BDS satellite family. The World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Please keep discussions on this channel clean and respectful and refrain from using racist or sexist slurs as well as personal insults. Subscribe to our channel at Check out our website: Connect with us on our social media handles: Facebook: Twitter: Google Plus: