China launches two more GPS-type navigation satellites

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Completing its 31st successful launch this year, China today placed two more GPS-type Beidou satellites into orbit, using a Long March 3B/G2 rocket.

The article says this is China’s 32nd launch, but that includes one failure. The leaders in the 2018 launch race:

31 China
17 SpaceX
9 Russia
7 Europe (Arianespace)

China has widened its lead over the U.S. in the national rankings to 31 to 26.


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