Your opinion about gps4us News:
Welcome to gps4us News About gps4us  |  News  |  Support & Contacts
Twitter Facebook Linkedin YouTube
Recommend this page
Bookmark and Share

China aims to provide a positioning and navigation service by 2012

by diane 2010-02-02 01:55

By 2012 China is intending to launch 10 Beidou navigation satellites in order to build its version of Global Positioning System (GPS).

The Beidou Compass Navigation Satellite System, which will be completed in 2020 with 35 satellites, will enable China to shake off its dependence on GPS and achieve huge economic benefits," said Pang Zhihao, a senior researcher with the China Academy of Space Technology.

Navigation systems deliver data from satellites that provide travelers, drivers, and military officials directions on locations and travel advice.

The third Beidou satellite will lift off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at "an appropriate moment soon", atop a Long March-3C carrier, the center said on Friday in a statement.

Both the rocket and the satellite are now in sound condition and ready for launch, it said.

As only two have been launched so far, this means China has to launch 10 satellites in two to three years.

The system is expected to be completed with a constellation of 35 navigation satellites - five geo-stationary satellites and 30 non-geostationary satellites - and provide global service by 2020.

The Beidou system will rival the US-developed GPS, the EU's Galileo and Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System, experts said.

At present, nearly 200 million people worldwide are using GPS devices for positioning and navigation service, and GPS earns $120 billion a year.

Meanwhile, an independent navigation satellite system will strengthen information security.

"Modern weapons, including guided missiles and missile defense systems, all need information supported by navigation satellites," said Peng Guangqian, a Beijing-based senior military strategist.

"Relying on other navigation satellite systems for such information is impossible in wartime," he said.

Moreover, multiple navigation systems will benefit users, since a single source could become unstable.

Cao Chong, a leading expert with China's Association of Global Navigating Satellite Systems, urged international cooperation on global navigation satellite systems to avoid widespread problems if one system fails.

"If countries could strengthen cooperation, one system's failure will not have a major impact when there are other systems in place," he said.





Gps4us is a friendly dynamic place to buy Garmin - from hi-end marine systems to small nice lookiing cool accessories.

Every purchase is personal. Every price is the lowest on the web. If you found the price somewhere is lower than in our GPS store please send us the link and we will match that price.

We ship globally and have the customers from more than 50 countries and all continents. Our store offers wide of brand new and newly overhauled Garmin GPS navigators, navigation systems and maps. We constantly update our stocks and stuff for sale, keeping up with the latest Garmin devices and gadgets on the market.

What can you possibly do with Garmin? - Upgrade your boat with marine GPS. Check our “On the water” navigators with a full range of marine GPS units available: Fishfinders, Charplotters and Sounders. - Reinvent fitness and sports with Garmin handheld and use fitness GPS - Get your dog a new dog tracking GPS - Or ride your car or bike bike with Garmin auto and motocycle GPS. For the discounts and best deals check our newly overhauled GPS coming with 1 year Garmin manufacturer warranty. The price of refurbished unit can be up to 50% lower than the brand new ones. And, for all GPS models we offer various GPS maps, BlueCharts and accessories.

Thinking of a great gift idea – look for a GPS which makes the life more exciting. Hunting, fishing, geocaching, motorcycle and bike riding, running, yachting, golfing. There is a Garmin GPS for just about every moment in life. And we’re here to help - And that being said, we wish you a happy shopping here at

Comments are closed
Thank you for being gps4us News Reader

13431 Beach Ave. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  | Customer Services | Contact Info & Support
About gps4us | Testimonials | News | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Shipping & RMA
© 2009-2011 GPS4US Online Store, All Rights Reserved.