China's High-Precision Beidou Navigation Satellite System Sold to 30 Countries
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China's High-Precision Beidou Navigation Satellite System Sold to 30 Countries

(Yicai Global) June 16 -- Products related to China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System's general- and high-precision positioning functions have been exported to over 30 countries around the world.

Beijing BDStar Navigation Co. has a government mandate to industrialize Beidou navigation system's global positioning, navigation and timing services and the firm has already rolled out a network of ground stations in Pakistan, the first country to adopt the Beidou system.

Trainees from Thailand, Malaysia and North Korea have visited a base in China for promoting technical innovations of the Beidou satellite navigation system.

Named after the Big Dipper, the Beidou system ranks alongside the US's GPS system, Russia's Glonass and the European Union's Galileo as a supplier recognized by the United Nations' International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

The Beidou system launched its 23rd navigation satellite earlier this month. It has both a space-based network and ground stations.

China plans to launch 30 more Beidou satellites by 2020 and expand its global services, said Mr. Ran Chengqi, spokesperson for the Beidou system.

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