A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 25, 2015. China successfully launched two satellites for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 8:29 p.m. Beijing Time Saturday, the launch center said. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)(mcg)
A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 25, 2015. China successfully launched two satellites for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 8:29 p.m. Beijing Time Saturday, the launch center said. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)(mcg)

“The six satellites, weighing over 600 kg, were launched by the state-owned space agency on board the indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle at 6 p.m. (local time),” he said, on condition of anonymity.

The satellites include TeLEOS, weighing around 400 kg. The others are small and nano satellites.

This was the last satellite launch by the Indian Space Research Organization for 2015.

In the entire year, it has launched 14 satellites, including 11 foreign ones. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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