China launches 11th satellite for Beidou system

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    Updated: 2012-02-25 04:10

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    The Long March-3C carrier rocket lifts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in
    Southwest China's Sichuan province, Feb 25, 2012. [Photo/sina.com]



    XICHANG - China successfully launched a satellite into space at 12:12 am Beijing Time Saturday, the 11th one of its indigenous global navigation and positioning network known as Beidou, or Compass system, the launch center said.

    The satellite, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province, was boosted by a Long March-3C carrier rocket into a geosynchronous orbit.

    It was also the 158th launch of the Long March carrier rockets.

    The Beidou system started to provide services on a trial basis on Dec 27, 2011. The system has been used in transportation, weather forecasting, marine fisheries, hydrological monitoring, and mapping.

    China began to build the Beidou system in 2000 with a goal of breaking its dependence on the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and creating its own global positioning system by 2020.

    China will launch more satellites for the Beidou network this year to improve the system's coverage and services, according to the launch center.

    China launches 11th satellite for Beidou system|Society|chinadaily.com.cn
     
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    Long March 3C launches fifth Compass-G satellite into orbit

    February 24th, 2012

    by Rui C. Barbosa

    The Chinese were back in action on Friday, launching the fifth Compass-G satellite into orbit via their Long March 3C (Chang Zheng 3C) launch vehicle. The 16:12 UTC launch from the C2 launch complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in Sichuan Province was China’s third launch of the year.

    Long March 3C launches fifth Compass-G satellite into orbit | NASASpaceFlight.com
     
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    Apparently the system Beidou will begin offering services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region this year and maybe sat nav appliiances in China will start using beidou as well...

    And quick question to those who might know, I thought Beidou was being developed for military use only, and China was a partner in the European Galileo (after investing $230 million) for civilian uses. Why is Beidou being offerred for civil uses in the Asia Pacific region then?
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Answer, Beidou isn't available for civilian use.
     
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    who cares if its only for military usage at the moment....what i care is if the project is getting done step by step....
     
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    out of 11 how many are made by pakistan????
     
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    Your love affair with Pakistan is adorable. Of the 35 to be launched before 2020, none are Pakistani
     
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    There are no Beidou receivers on the market.... so no civilian use.
     
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    And a quick answer is because you thought wrong.
     
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    Offering civil service will make the project economically wise, not to mention that it is also endangering national security if we depend on American GPS for civil positioning service.

    China's investment on European Galileo system has got China nothing, Europeans basically shut China out of the project despite our huge investment in the project. Rumor says India gains more access to the project though it invests much less than China.

    Beidou project is like another version of Chinese space station project. After China got denied the partnership in International Space Statiion, China has committed to build her own.
     
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    Hi Nimo, will the services be available to India for free? After all we are Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai..... ?
     
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    Which market exactly?
    Extract: "The Hong Kong based South China Morning Post reported in January 2008[21] that China was unsatisfied with its role in the Galileo project and was to compete with Galileo in Asian market."
     
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    This is against UN resolution. a country who feed beggar country must accept their contribution in science technology..

    after all they have developed JF-17 of their own, u can not ignore this fact

    What kind of friendship is this

    pak -chin dosti u know
     
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    Why not? Unless India is committed to her boss America.
     
  21. Tianshan

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    since when did any chinese person ever say those four silly words?

    we wouldnt even be able to pronounce it, i havent heard of any chinese person who can speak in hindi.
     

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