A rocket launched Thursday from southern Japan is carrying a satellite that will form part of a Japanese GPS. Photo: AP A rocket launched Thursday from southern Japan is carrying a satellite that will form part of a Japanese GPS. Photo: AP
A rocket launched Thursday from southern Japan is carrying a satellite that will form part of a Japanese GPS. Photo: AP

Japan launches second satellite to boost GPS as China builds own Beidou navigation system

Regional rival China has been building its own GPS system to make domestic users, including the military, less dependent on foreign technology

A rocket launched Thursday from southern Japan is carrying a satellite that will form part of a Japanese GPS. Photo: AP A rocket launched Thursday from southern Japan is carrying a satellite that will form part of a Japanese GPS. Photo: AP
A rocket launched Thursday from southern Japan is carrying a satellite that will form part of a Japanese GPS. Photo: AP
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