Beidou Navigation System to Cover All Belt and Road Countries From 2018, CNSA Says
Tang Shihua
/SOURCE : Yicai
Beidou Navigation System to Cover All Belt and Road Countries From 2018, CNSA Says

(Yicai Global) Sept. 13 -- China National Space Administration's (CNSA) independently-developed satellite navigation system, the Beidou Navigation System will begin covering all countries and regions related to the Belt and Road Initiative from next year, the Beijing Daily reported, quoting Wu Yanhua, the administration's deputy director.

The regional service capacity of the BNS is improving constantly with cooperation and dialogues already undertaken with countries including Russia, India, Pakistan, Thailand, and Indonesia, Wu said.

China's satellite communication business has expanded to over 30 countries and regions worldwide. Since the successful launch of the Apstar-9 satellite, the system has covered areas in the Maritime Silk Road region stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea.

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Keywords: Beidou , Satellite Navigation , BELT AND ROAD