China has launched 54 BeiDou satellites since work started on the system in the 1990s. Photo: Xinhua China has launched 54 BeiDou satellites since work started on the system in the 1990s. Photo: Xinhua
China has launched 54 BeiDou satellites since work started on the system in the 1990s. Photo: Xinhua

China technology

China’s BeiDou system one satellite closer to full operation

  • Lift-off in country’s southwest as rivalry with GPS heats up
  • Engineers say they overcame coronavirus complications to complete mission

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China has launched 54 BeiDou satellites since work started on the system in the 1990s. Photo: Xinhua China has launched 54 BeiDou satellites since work started on the system in the 1990s. Photo: Xinhua
China has launched 54 BeiDou satellites since work started on the system in the 1990s. Photo: Xinhua
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