The CZ-3B rocket carrying the Beidou Satellites being prepared for launch

China launched twin satellites into space with a single carrier rocket on Sunday, Chinese media reported.

The Long March-3B carrier rocket was launched off Xichang Satellite Launch Center with the 33th and 34th satellites of the Beidou navigation system, Xinhua news agency reported.

In its latest saber-rattling move, The Pentagon is ramping up efforts to build an space war headquarters, in order to protect US satellites from hypothetical attacks by Russia and China.

Earlier this year, the China National Space Administration reported a successful launch of a communications satellite to the far side of the moon. The payload was carried into space by the Long March-4C model rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwestern China, CNSA announced. The rocket also carried two micro-satellites, to perform their own radio-astronomy research, according to