China plans to launch 8-10 Beidou navigation satellites this year

By Yu Jianbin, Yang Xin, Chen Biao People's Daily app

16:29, March 04, 2019(GTM +8)

China plans to launch 8-10 Beidou navigation satellites this year to complete all MEO (medium earth orbit) satellite launches, further improve the global system satellite layout, and comprehensively promote system service performance and user experience, according to the China Satellite Navigation Office.

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(File photo: Beidou.gov.cn)

As of the end of 2018, the sales of basic products, such as domestic Beidou navigation chip modules, have exceeded 70 million pieces. Beidou high-precision products have been exported to more than 90 countries and regions, as well as Beidou ground-based technology and products, according to statistics.

China will fully complete the construction of the BDS-3 global system and provide special services in 2020. 

In 2035, China will also build a comprehensive PNT (positioning, navigation and timing) system with the Beidou system as the core, more ubiquitous, more integrated and more intelligent. The Beidou system will serve the world and benefit mankind with stronger functions and better performance.

(Compiled by Xu Zheqi)

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