India: China to speed up the development of the Big Dipper will soon be no longer dependent on the U.S. GPS
“The Hindu” website reported on April 30 Title: launch two satellites toward their own GPS near step
30, said it was successfully launched two navigation satellite, the launch is the twelfth and thirteen network of the local satellite navigation system satellite, which will soon end the dependence on the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS).
China has recently accelerated the development of the Beidou satellite navigation system, the system will be more than 30 orbiting satellite in 2020, in order to achieve global coverage. “Compass” system will also enable China to become its own independent navigation system of the country after the United States and Russia, and the third.
in the U.S. and other Western countries to cut space funding at the same time, China has invested heavily in satellite and space projects, as its official media said the launch of the “One Temple” shows China’s growing space capabilities. Budget constraints and the economic downturn and hinder the development of the U.S. space program had a monopoly position.
China’s space development already has a growing international influence, so far, China has launched over 20 satellites for Nigeria, Pakistan and many developing countries.
Chinese officials want their investments to gain a huge commercial return, because then they can provide satellite navigation services for other countries.
“Beidou” system this year will begin for the Asia-Pacific countries to provide services, including real-time weather monitoring and navigation services.
China Satellite Navigation System Management Office RAN Cheng has estimated that in 2020, China’s satellite navigation industry market size will reach 400 billion yuan. However, Chinese officials also tried to play down the concerns of neighboring countries and Western countries on the strategic role of increased investment in space technology.
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