China successfully launched the fifth Beidou navigation satellite (Photos)
“Compass “Positioning System diagram
8 月 1 日 5 时 30 points, China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center Long March III A carrier rocket successfully launched the fifth Beidou navigation satellite. Xinhua News Agency Xinhua Xichang hair
August 1 (Xinhua Tang Zhenyu, Li Qinghua) at 5:30 on August 1, China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the “Long March III A” carrier rocket, successfully launched the fifth satellites Compass navigation satellite, the satellite into space and the transfer orbit. This is an inclined geosynchronous orbit satellite, is launched in China this year, the first three consecutive Compass satellite navigation system network.
China’s satellite navigation system, the person in charge of special management office, Compass satellite navigation system (COMPASS, Chinese transliteration of the name BeiDou), as our independent development, self-running global satellite navigation system, the state is building an important spatial information infrastructure, can be widely used in economic and social fields.
Compass satellite navigation system can provide high accuracy and reliable positioning, navigation and timing services, navigation and communications with the combination of service characteristics. Through 19 years of development, the system in the mapping, fisheries, transportation, telecommunications, water, forest fire prevention, disaster relief and national security has been applied in many fields, resulting in significant economic and social benefits, especially in Sichuan , Yushu in Qinghai Province earthquake relief played a very important role.
accordance with the “three-step” development strategy, Compass satellite navigation system by 2012 with Asia Pacific regional service capabilities, built in 2020 by more than 30 satellites, ground segment and a variety of user terminals composition, global coverage of large space systems.
Compass Navigation Satellite System technology complexity and scale. Its construction applications, will enable the development of China’s space satellite to the group from a single batch, from policy to ensure networking success successful stars from the satellite to the core of the system as the core, industry-oriented users from the mass of users to historic transformation, China’s aerospace industry on a new journey.
the launch of the satellite and launch vehicle used, respectively, by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation China Academy of Space Technology and China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology Development. This is the Long March series of carrier rockets of the first 126 flight.
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