China completed its BeiDou navigation system in June when it sent the final satellite into orbit. Photo: Xinhua China completed its BeiDou navigation system in June when it sent the final satellite into orbit. Photo: Xinhua
China completed its BeiDou navigation system in June when it sent the final satellite into orbit. Photo: Xinhua

China’s BeiDou satellite system more visible from space than its US rival GPS, study finds

  • Researchers say a spacecraft travelling at or below an altitude of 2,000km would be able to see 50 per cent more from the Chinese constellation
  • They concluded that the most precise information could be accessed by using a combination of signals from the two navigation systems

Topic |   China technology
China completed its BeiDou navigation system in June when it sent the final satellite into orbit. Photo: Xinhua China completed its BeiDou navigation system in June when it sent the final satellite into orbit. Photo: Xinhua
China completed its BeiDou navigation system in June when it sent the final satellite into orbit. Photo: Xinhua
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