China plans to launch 70 EO and 30 navigation satellites

China plans to launch 70 EO and 30 navigation satellites

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China, November 10, 2014: China plans to launch 70 earth observation and around 30 navigation satellites to accommodate economic and social needs, a senior executive of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation told media. However, Yang Baohua, deputy general manager of the corporation, did not specify the period of time over which the launches will span.

Yang made the announcement at a recent international aviation and aerospace forum which was held in south China's Zhuhai city. "We will focus on building a self-controlled national space infrastructure that can operate continuously and stably for a long time," Yang added.

Source: Global Post