Experts said the Beidou China R & D to get rid of the U.S. reliance on non-alarmist GPS
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Global Network reporter Julia Tan reported that China Satellite Navigation Management Office announced on 27 December, China’s own satellite navigation system, “Compass” system began trial operation in China and surrounding areas to provide continuous navigation positioning and timing services. The news triggered a strong interest of foreign media, many media have pointed out, this means that China will further get rid of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) dependence. British media reports claimed that China’s plan may make some people the Pentagon, “frowning.”
UK Reuters reported that China on the 27th towards the end of dependence on the U.S. satellite navigation and positioning services to get one step closer to the goal, China has started trial operation of its self-developed “Compass” system. China in 2000, a pair of test positioning satellite into orbit, and since then started to build their own space navigation system, seeking to end the dependence on the U.S. GPS.
Agence France-Presse reported that the Chinese Beidou navigation system has started to provide location-based services, which indicates that China is seeking to get rid of in the area’s dependence on foreign technology. The report also said that in the experimental stage “Compass” system can provide services to China and its surrounding areas, with six satellites into space in 2012, the service area will be expanded to most parts of Asia. According to the plan, “Compass” system in 2020, global navigation. Once the project completed, “Compass” system will include 35 satellites for mapping, fisheries, transportation, meteorology and telecommunications services.
UK technology website “TheRegister” reported that, with its own global positioning system will greatly boost China’s “dream world”, because the current world, most countries still use the U.S. GPS network. Russia has spent billions to update its “GLONASS” satellite system. The system was originally build in the 1980s, but after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in a state of disrepair. “GLONASS” satellite system should start within a year to run.
In contrast, the European Union in this area has lagged behind, mainly due to interested parties on the project financing dispute. The EU’s “Galileo” network may be enabled by 2014.
reported that China’s plan may make some people the Pentagon, “frowning.” Global positioning system for the modern war is very important in terms of some U.S. military personnel easily agitated and even that has its own system will allow China to destroy in the event of war the U.S. GPS system. United States have plans to develop satellite monitoring space war. United States, “Wall Street Journal” said in the report, “China is wary of relying on the U.S. GPS network in China are worried that if a conflict or emergency situations, the U.S. GPS network may be disconnected.”
Chinese space experts Pang Ho 27 in the “Global Times” interview, said, “Compass” navigation system not only in the field is important, but also for agriculture, construction, disaster monitoring and relief, shipping and other social aspects have a significant impact, it is indeed related to national strategic security of systems engineering.
in the U.S. media called China’s reliance on the U.S. GPS wary of saying, Pang Zhihao, said such fears are not unfounded, according to the United States has been able to reduce the global demand for a particular region of the GPS timing and positioning accuracy. He believes that the current satellite positioning has penetrated all levels of society, the ability of countries in developing its own satellite navigation system.share: