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BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

China satellite navigation system

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System has been independently constructed and operated by China with an eye to the needs of the country’s national security and economic and social development. As a space infrastructure of national significance, the BeiDou provides all-time, all-weather and high-accuracy positioning, navigation and timing services to global users.

The Baidou space segment is a mixed orbital constellation consisting of 30 or more satellites in three types of orbits (medium circular orbit, geostationary orbit, geosynchronous inclined high orbit).

Services

  • Global basic navigation service
  • Wide-area functional augmentation system service
  • Short message service
  • High-precision navigation service
  • Search and rescue service

Application

  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Fishery
  • Public Security
  • Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • Special Care
  • Mass Market Applications
  • Electric Power Industry
  • Finance

Timeline

Further Resources

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Author
Link
Type
Date

BeiDou

Web

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System - China's Own GPS

Web

September 15, 2021

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