China to launch final satellite from upcoming Beidou navigation network this month

Monday 15 June 2020 | 18:27 CET | News
China's Beidou navigation network will be complete this month when its final satellite goes into orbit. The service is expected to provide China with increased independence from US-owned GPS and increase competition in a sector long dominated by the US, Reuters reports. The 35th and final Beidou-3 satellite will be launched this month, meaning Beidou has more satellites in its system than GPS's 31, and more than Galileo and Russia's Glonass.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Beidou / Huawei / Oppo / Samsung / Vivo / Xiaomi
Countries: China
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