The final satellite in the BeiDou navigation system was launched in June. Photo: HandoutThe final satellite in the BeiDou navigation system was launched in June. Photo: Handout
The final satellite in the BeiDou navigation system was launched in June. Photo: Handout

China’s BeiDou set to show the way as Xi Jinping commissions rival to America’s GPS

  • Completion of 30-satellite constellation marks a key milestone in country’s efforts to become a space power, vice-chairman of Central Military Commission says
  • BeiDou’s developers say system has three times the accuracy of GPS
Topic |   US-China tech war
The final satellite in the BeiDou navigation system was launched in June. Photo: HandoutThe final satellite in the BeiDou navigation system was launched in June. Photo: Handout
The final satellite in the BeiDou navigation system was launched in June. Photo: Handout
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