Chines GPS – Beidou

Chines GPS – Beidou

At 5:30 on Sunday morning, the Chinese government fired a Long March 3A rocket into orbit. It carried a navigation satellite ? the fifth in a planned constellation of 30 or more Beidou orbiters that Beijing hopes will soon rival America?s Global Positioning System. (…)
Sunday?s satellite makes the fifth orbiter in the Beidou constellation, and the third launched this year. Another eight to 10 are supposed to be into space by 2012, providing regional coverage. By 2020, Beidou is supposed to ring the globe. (…)

Source: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/08/latest-launch-brings-china-closer-to-gps-of-its-own/

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