TAG: China

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

Singapore Joins with China to Develop Apps, Protect BeiDou Signals

June 22, 2015By

Singapore and China are jointly opening a center to develop applications for the BeiDou GNSS, according to a report in Space News. The nations also have signed a commercial agreement to create anti-jamming systems to protect BeiDou signals. At a briefing during the CommunicAsia show held in Singapore May 31-June 2, SpaceTime Technology Pte Ltd. and ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd.... read more

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China Launches First of Next-Gen BeiDou Satellites

March 30, 2015By
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UPDATE (3/31/15): The BeiDou satellite is being targeted for an IGSO orbit, not a MEO orbit as previously speculated. The two images below make this clear.        Below is a CCTV (China Central Television) news story covering the launch. UPDATE (3/30/15): China’s launch of BeiDou-3 M1 is now being reported in that country’s media. The launch occurred at 21:52 on March 30.... read more

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