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China today completed its 20th launch in 2018, putting a GPS satellite into orbit with its Long March 3C rocket.
Twenty launches matches China’s 2016 record for annual launches, but they have done so in just over half a year. They continue on track to meet their prediction of about 40 launches in2018.
The updated 2018 leader launch standings:
China now leads the U.S. 20 to 18 in the national rankings.