China launched the last satellite to create the navigation system
China on Tuesday made a successful launch of the carrier rocket "Changzheng-3B" with the 55-th satellite to the newly created China's global navigation system, Beidou, is spoken in the message of the Chinese Corporation aerospace science and technology (CASC).
The launch took place on Tuesday at 9.43 am local time (4.43 GMT) from Baikonur Xichang in Sichuan province in southwest China. The satellite successfully entered the preset orbit, thus completing the formation of the Beidou system, it will work together with other devices running earlier after adjusting for Beidou orbit and conduct a series of tests.
Beidou — posed by China's global navigation system, which will become competitor to the us GPS and Russian GLONASS. It is planned that this year it will provide navigation services worldwide.
For carrier rockets of family "Changan" it was the 336-I mission.