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Main » 2016 » December » 22 » China launched a pulsar navigation demo satellite.


China launched a pulsar navigation demo satellite.
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On November 9, 2016, at 23:42 UTC (on November 10 at 07:42 Beijing time) the “Long March–11” (“Changzheng-11”) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the “XPNAV-1” satellite. It is an innovative satellite that will look for X-ray signals from pulsars, the fast-spinning super-dense remnants of collapsed stars, to determine its exact location in space. The rocket also orbited 4 CubeSat-class satellites.

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