China is completed to rival the AMERICAN-owned GPS system


A Beidou navigation satellite was successfully launched by a long march 3b carrier rocket from the Satellite Launch from Xichang Centre in south-west China’s Sichuan province, on November 5, 2019.Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images

China has sent the last satellite of the space, Tuesday, to complete its global navigation system that will help to wean non-U.S. technology in this area.The network known as Beidou, which has been in the works for more than two decades, is an important step for the China space and technology ambitions.

Beidou is a rival to the UNITED states government-owned Global Positioning System (GPS), which is widely used throughout the world.

The Experts already told CNBC that Beidou will help China’s military to stay in line in the event of conflict with the UNITED states, But the launch is also a part of Beijing’s push to increase its technological lead in the global influence.

The launch of the final satellite, which was broadcast on the media channel CGTN, has been considered a success at 10: 15 am Beijing time.

This was the second attempt to supplement the network of navigation after having planned launch was postponed because of ” technical problems “, according to Beidou official website.

The Plans for the China took shape in the late 1990s and the first version of Beidou was put into service in 2000, providing coverage for the services of diffusion by satellite of China.

The second iteration was completed in 2012 and provided services to the Asia-Pacific region. This third version, which is now completed, and consists of 30 satellites, means that the Beidou, the network has global coverage.


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