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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - DEFENCE

    China's Beidou navigation system 'completely open' for Asian neighbours, official says

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 05:12pm by Reuters

    ... on Friday. The year-old Beidou satellite navigation system is a rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russia’s Glonass. Beidou’s 16 satellites serve the Asia-Pacific but the number ... Reuters Government agency hopes more countries will adopt Beijing's home-grown satellite navigation system, which is set to expand to 30 satellites by 2020 China’s home-grown ...

  2. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Thailand is Beidou navigation network's first overseas client

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Deal will see China's home-grown navigation network challenging dominance of US' GPS Thailand is Beidou's first overseas client Thailand has become the first overseas client of Beidou- China's home-made satellite navigation network- which could challenge the dominance of the American GPS system in Southeast Asia. ...

  3. News - China

    China's Beidou navigation system expands in Southeast Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 08:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Two more Southeast Asian countries have signed up to the Beidou satellite navigation system, China's alternative to the American GPS system. Laos and Brunei will be adopting the navigation system in an initial stage through research and co-operation agreements, China's Ministry of Science and Technology said at the weekend.   Earlier this month, Thailand ...

  4. News - China

    China launches rival GPS satellite system

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 04:35pm by AFP

    ... Chengqi, spokesman for the China Satellite Navigation Office said the system’s performance was “comparable” to GPS, the China Daily said. “Signals from Beidou can be received in countries ... poverty-stricken nation. The Beidou system comprises 16 navigation satellites and four experimental satellites, the paper said. Ran added that the system would ultimately provide global navigation ...

  5. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Beidou launches navigation data for Asia-Pacific region

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... comes exactly a year after authorities provided the first satellite location information to civilian users on the mainland using the second-generation Beidou Navigation System (BDS). Expanding ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Satellite navigation network launches tracking data for Asia-Pacific region in warning to GPS Beidou in position for global drive The Beidou satellite ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Tibetan self-immolates, Sri Lanka to adopt Beidou satellite navigation

    Posted May 30th 2013, 06:59am by Patrick Boehler

    ... satellite. Daily News Chinese Premier pledges to rectify trade imbalance to benefit Lanka. China News Service* Sri Lanka plans to adopt the Beidou navigation system. Miscellaneous Economic Observer ...

  7. 10 satellites for launch in 2 years

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The central government planned to launch about 10 satellites over the next two years and complete its Beidou-2 global satellite navigation system of about 30 satellites before ... constellation. An analyst said the launch schedule showed Beijing's ambition to transform its small regional satellite navigation system into a full global programme. The Beidou-2 system aims ...

  8. China satellite launch counters US dominance

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beidou-2 goes global, so will the business of Chinese navigation product companies. It is a gold mine of tens of billions of US dollars a year.' Yang said the increasing launch intensity ... manufacturers have already come up with products that can identify and capture both GPS and Beidou-2 signals. Some had even included Russia's unfinished Glonass system and the Galileo from Europe, ...

  9. China's eyes in the sky 'go public'

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companies will maintain a lead because we have the support of the government.' The government admits that Beidou is the least accurate of the three functioning satellite navigation systems ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China opened its home-grown satellite navigation system to civilian use yesterday, presenting the United States with a challenge to its global dominance ...

  10. 2020 promise of free satellite navigation

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing will provide free global navigation and positioning services by 2020 with its own constellation of satellites. The system, named Beidou, meaning compass, would cover ... by the US-developed Global Positioning System (GPS). The system would also be used to provide 'authorised services' to its military. On Wednesday, China launched its second Beidou navigation ...




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