June 23, 2020 / 2:22 AM / 19 days ago

China puts final satellite for Beidou network into orbit -state media

BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) - China on Tuesday successfully put into orbit the final satellite of its Beidou navigation network, rival to the U.S.-owned GPS.

The mission was originally set for June 16, but was cancelled at the last minute due to technical problems detected during pre-launch tests of the Long March-3B carrier rocket.

The Beidou-3 satellite is the 35th and final satellite of the Chinese navigation system - an estimated $10 billion project meant to be Beijing’s answer to the U.S.-owned Global Positioning System (GPS). (Reporting by Ryan Woo, Se Young Lee and Colin Qian; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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