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Post time 2010-1-18 11:29:43 |Display all floors
China launched an orbiter into space early Sunday, which is the third orbiter that China has launched for its Beidou Navigation System , Xinhua news agency said.According to plan, the Beidou system will provide navigation, time signal and short message services in (the) Asian and Pacific region around 2012.

Beidou has a great significance,which will enable military and civilian users from China to find their way anywhere in the world, removing the dependence on foreign systems.The Beidou Navigation System is seen as a rival not just of the US-developed Global Positioning System (GPS) but also the European Union's Galileo Positioning System and Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS).

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Post time 2010-1-18 13:19:11 |Display all floors

Reply #1 haishiwo's post

ah! China's Galileo!

hmmmmm


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