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New Navigation Satellite Launched
 At 23:58, June 2, 2010 (Beijing time), China successfully blasted off another satellite in the
Compass navigation series aboard a CZIIIC launch vehicle, from the Xi'chang Satellite
Launch Center. At 18:30, June 7, the ground control in Xi'an successfully captured the
satellite, and made it sit in a geostationary orbit at 84.6° east longitude above the equator.
The ground control also opened up the effective payloads, including 1s t and 2nd generation
navigation equipment aboard the new satellite, the fourth of its kind so far deployed by
China in the geostationary orbit. The development marks a step closer to the full operation
of China's own satellite navigation system.
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