China is about to complete its project of creating an alternative navigation system to rival US’ Global Positioning System (GPS), and now the batch of BeiDou, a Chinese satellite company, is ready to provide services globally.
China’s new Beidou navigation system will not only rival the United States’ GPS, but also Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), and the European Union’s (EU) Galileo. More than a hundred countries including Pakistan have already started using the system the new navigation system.
The BeiDou project has more than 300,000 scientists, engineers, and technicians from 400 different domestic institutes and universities working on it.
The project was started at the beginning of the 1990s and has finally been completed in 2020. The new system was commissioned last week by the Chinese, President Xi Jinping at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People.
“The completion of BeiDou-3 was due to the fact that core technologies cannot be bought or begged from other countries.”Experts told Chinese media that:’
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