China postpones launch of Beidou global navigation satellite

China will have to wait to finish a long-awaited upgrade of its global navigation satellite system.

The final Beidou Navigation Satellite-3 (BDS-3) launch, planned for Tuesday, June 16 Beijing time and GMT (late Monday, June 15 in EDT) was delayed due to technical issues with the rocket, Chinese state media service Xinhua reported. More details were not made immediately available.

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