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China adds 23rd satellite to BeiDou constellation

June 15, 2016By
The 23rd BeiDou satellite lifts off.

The Chinese Beidou system’s 23rd satellite was launched into orbit Sunday aboard a Long March 3C rocket. The Long March 3C rocket lifted off at 1530 GMT (11:30 a.m. EDT) from the Xichang launch base in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. This is the third new satellite to join the fleet this year. The... read more

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China launches 22nd BeiDou satellite

March 30, 2016By
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China launched the 22nd BeiDou satellite into orbit on Tuesday. BeiDou-22 (or BeiDou-2 I6) was launched at 20:11 UTC (4:11 local time) by a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. China launched the 21st BeiDou satellite on Feb. 1, the second in a series of BeiDou launches schedule for 2016. The BeiDou constellation is planned to be completed in... read more

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China launches 21st Beidou navigation satellite

February 1, 2016By
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China has launched its 21st BeiDou satellite into orbit, according to Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China. The launch took place at 3:29 p.m. Beijing Time (07:29 UTC) on Monday, Feb. 1. Launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the satellite was boosted by a Long March-3C carrier rocket... read more

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Sensoro’s beacon network reaches 110,000 units

December 23, 2015By

A huge network of iBeacon (Apple)and Eddystone (Google) devices has emerged in China, consisting of 110,000 units run and managed by Sensoro. The network spans 25 movie theatres, 16 airports, 39 high-end retail stores, 40 major tourist destinations, 200 universities, 260 high-speed trains, 1,500 Pizza Huts and 2,100 Chow Tai Fook (CTF) jewelry stores, among other locations. Sensoro was founded... read more

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BeiDou’s Newest Trio of Satellites Pass Tests

November 30, 2015By

The three BeiDou satellites launched this year are sending twice as many signals as their predecessors, reports the Economic Times, following tests of the orbits and key technology. The 18th and 19th satellites for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) were launched on July 26, and the 20th satellite was launched on Sept. 30. The 18th and 19th satellites are the... read more

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The System: BeiDou Adds Two, Plans Auto Sat Nav

September 1, 2015By
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China launched two BeiDou navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit on July 25. The two new satellites, BeiDou-3 M1 and BeiDou-3 M2, are in orbital slots 1 and 6 of Plane 1 (or A Plane), respectively. The satellites are designated BDS M1-S and M2-S — the “S” may stand for “Test” (in Chinese: 试验 = Shiyan). On Aug. 14, China stated... read more

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China Launches Two More BeiDou Satellites

July 27, 2015By
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Two BeiDou navigation satellites were launched into medium Earth orbit on Saturday, July 25, at 12:29:04.411 UTC. The satellites are drifting to their designated orbits. read more

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Expert Advice: The Tigers Claim Their Territory

July 1, 2015By
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Report from the 2015 China Satellite Navigation Conference By Greg Turetzky This May, the sixth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) was held in Xian, site of China’s famous buried warrior tombs. This was the fourth time I have attended, and every year the event has grown in both attendance numbers and global importance. The conference opened with the usual provider updates... read more