Beidou


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Beidou

A satellite-based radio navigation system developed by the China Space Science and Technology Group. Covering only China with four GEO and one MEO satellites launched from 2000 to 2007, the system became operational in 2003. A global system based on up to 35 MEO satellites with accuracy of 10 meters is expected. Beidou is Chinese for the Big Dipper. The North Star, which has been used for centuries for navigation, is located in the Big Dipper. See GPS and GEO.
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He said Pakistan, Thailand and India are major potential Beidou users in the fisheries sector.
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The Beidou system began providing positioning, navigation, timing and short message services to civilian users in China and surrounding areas in the Asia-Pacific in December 2012.
Beidou was co-developed by China Great Wall Industry Corporation and the Beijing UniStrong Science& Technology Co.
Beijing, April 30 (BNA) - China successfully launched two satellites into space Monday, the 12th and 13th satellites for its Beidou global navigation and positioning network, China's News Agency (Xinhua) reported.
They are the 12th and the 13th elements of China's Beidou navigation constellation, which began providing partial positioning and navigation services in December.
Huang Lei, international business director of BDStar Navigation, which promotes Beidou, told the newspaper the company would build a network of stations in Pakistan to enhance the location accuracy of Beidou.
India's neighbour China is building its own navigation system called BeiDou.
China has already launched 10 satellites to support Beidou and would launch another six next year, he added.
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