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Satellite Navigation Systems

China satellite launch counters US dominance

China launched the sixth satellite of its Beidou-2 programme yesterday, part of an accelerated challenge to US supremacy in providing global positioning services.

Tuesday, 2 November, 2010, 12:00am

CityU gets 5m yuan grant for China GPS project

City University has secured a 5 million yuan (HK$5.71 million) grant to develop a compact antenna for China's new satellite global positioning system.

CityU is the first Hong Kong university to receive funding from the Beijing-based National Astronomical Observatory (NAO) to participate in the research and development of the Chinese Area Positioning System (CAPS).

11 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Government should put GPS systems in all Hong Kong taxis

I have been living in Hong Kong for 11 years and I have found that you are lucky to get a taxi driver who is more than 10 per cent competent in English.

It is amazing how taxi drivers insist on correct Cantonese pronunciation before they will understand your address instructions. Then you have to make the correct pronunciation five times.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

'Unforgettable humiliation' led to development of GPS equivalent

An 'unforgettable humiliation' the People's Liberation Army suffered during the Taiwan Strait missile crisis in 1996 prompted the mainland to build its own global navigation and positioning satellite system, a retired senior military official has disclosed.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Size Matters

Panic buttons coupled with global positioning satellite (GPS) transmitters seem to be among the most popular small and concealable contemporary protection devices that tycoons are availing themselves of, says former Navy Seal and Manila-based security professional Benjamin Lichtenberg.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Satellite launch 'overrides EU deal'

China's launch of a second navigation satellite for its Compass G2 system early yesterday indicates it has withdrawn from an alliance with Europe to develop a global satellite navigation network, according to mainland space experts.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing fears hostile use of GPS by visitors

Beijing is concerned that field data collected by foreigners could be used by hostile powers to help guided missiles hit key military and civilian installations, mainland experts say.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

From space to a place on the map

The idea of a computer navigating you to your destination was once the stuff of science fiction. The Global Positioning System (GPS) has changed all that, and it is now possible for drivers to get to any destination without the help of a map.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

CityU students make life simpler

City University (CityU) students are making life easier with their inventions: a system to track missing trail-walkers and a handy device to computerise grocery shopping.

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Question of the week: Should parents trace the whereabouts of their children through the Global Positioning System (GPS) installed in mobile phones?

Nima Tamang, 14, St Margaret's Co-Ed English Secondary and Primary School

8 May 2008 - 12:00am