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October 26th, 2012
China Launches 16th Beidou-2 Satellite

The latest satellite in China’s Beidou-2 navigation system has been launched in Xichang. The system is expected to start providing positioning and navigation services for China and neighboring areas by the end of this year. Guo Shuren, Research Fellow, China Satellite Navigation System, said, “Once we’ve completed the second stage of the Beidou system which will provide services to the Asia-Pacific Region, we plan to make the Beidou a global satellite positioning and navigation system with more than 30 orbiters by the end of 2020.” Read More