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China Aiming To Have Its Own GPS In Place By 2012
Space Daily Your Portal To Space ^ | Jan 18, 2010 | Xin Dingding

Posted on 02/14/2010 8:39:10 AM PST by gibtx2

The Beidou (Compass) Navigation Satellite System, which will be completed in 2020 with 35 satellites, will enable China to shake off its dependence on GPS and achieve huge economic benefits," Pang Zhihao, a senior researcher with the China Academy of Space Technology, told China Daily.

Navigation systems deliver data from satellites that allow travelers, drivers, and military officials directions on locations and travel advice.

The third Beidou satellite will lift off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at "an appropriate moment soon", atop a Long March-3C carrier, the center said on Friday in a statement.

Both the rocket and the satellite are now in sound condition and ready for launch, it said.

A new government-run website, www.beidou.gov.cn, was also launched on Friday. The website said that China aims to provide a positioning and navigation service by 2012 with a constellation of 12 Beidou satellites, covering the Asia-Pacific region.

But as only two have been launched so far, this means China has to launch 10 satellites in two to three years.

The system is expected to be completed with a constellation of 35 navigation satellites - five geo-stationary satellites and 30 non-geostationary satellites - and provide global service by 2020, the website said.

The Beidou system will rival the US-developed GPS, the EU's Galileo and Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System, experts said.

At present, nearly 200 million people worldwide are using GPS devices for positioning and navigation service, and GPS earns $120 billion a year, earlier reports said.

Meanwhile, an independent navigation satellite system will strengthen information security. more....

(Excerpt) Read more at spacedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: armsbuildup; china; gps; satellite; space

1 posted on 02/14/2010 8:39:11 AM PST by gibtx2
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To: gibtx2

Just hope they don’t put them in our cars. Japan is finding out what Chinese parts do to their vehicles.


2 posted on 02/14/2010 8:45:09 AM PST by RC2
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To: gibtx2

China’s GPS won’t tell you where you are, it will tell you what to do.


3 posted on 02/14/2010 8:48:36 AM PST by Defiant (Atheists hate us because they fear they are wrong. Jihadis hate us because they know they are wrong.)
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To: gibtx2
enable China to ... achieve huge economic benefits

Anybody have a clue what these might be?

Seems to me they can presently use GPS and get all the benefits without paying for their own system. How will their own system provide additional economic benefit?

4 posted on 02/14/2010 8:53:32 AM PST by Sherman Logan (Never confuse schooling with education.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Once they have their own system, they can knock ours out of the sky and still know where they are.


5 posted on 02/14/2010 8:58:05 AM PST by Diverdogz
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To: gibtx2
The Beidou (Compass) Navigation Satellite System, which will be completed in 2020 with 35 satellites, will enable China to shake off its dependence on GPS and achieve huge economic benefits," Pang Zhihao, a senior researcher with the China Academy of Space Technology, told China Daily.

One of these days, all these different satellites are gonna be bumping into each other. Either that, or the "weave" of satellites will be so thick up there, that we won't be able to get a rocket through anymore... LOL...

6 posted on 02/14/2010 8:59:00 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Sherman Logan

if you were the owner of the GPS system everyone used what would you have it do along with giving out gps signals? and if there were a war would you shut them off... or could you slow it down. or speed it up... or.. if every bit of naviagation was based on gps... what would you do as a nation state.. What would you add... the list is very very very long..


7 posted on 02/14/2010 8:59:03 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work volunteer and replace a dem)
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To: Star Traveler

the bigger picture is China is taking over space and the vacuum we left ...


8 posted on 02/14/2010 9:00:10 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work volunteer and replace a dem)
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To: gibtx2
You were saying ...

the bigger picture is China is taking over space and the vacuum we left ...

They're gonna be owning all the business in this country at the rate they're going for the U.S. government debt that they're holding.

I guess I'll have to go in for some plastic surgery and get these eyes of mine fixed... LOL...

9 posted on 02/14/2010 9:04:52 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Defiant

“You go here!”


10 posted on 02/14/2010 9:04:52 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Star Traveler

they are our Federal Reserve now.. did you see the floats in Germany ... Wow.. obama in bed with the china guy on a float.. obama farting on the statue of liberty and bowing to the chinese.. two floats .. wow... the world gets it ..


11 posted on 02/14/2010 9:08:10 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work volunteer and replace a dem)
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To: gibtx2

Yeah... I saw a thread with that picture on it...


12 posted on 02/14/2010 9:19:51 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Sherman Logan

Having their own GPS would allow them to control the standards and design of the next generation of GPS receivers worldwide. Additionally, the Satellites would allow further 2-way data options, which can then be licensed or sold as an on-going service.

Since they already dominate in the manufacturing of GPS devices, control of standards along with the information content provided by the GPS system would be an immense competitive advantage to the Chinese electronics, cellphone, and areospace industries. So it means more jobs and more money for the Chinese.


13 posted on 02/14/2010 9:23:13 AM PST by artaxerces
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To: gibtx2

An hour later you have to look at the map again.


14 posted on 02/14/2010 9:28:59 AM PST by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: gibtx2; Jeff Head; Cindy; G8 Diplomat
They plan on a combined space-cyberwarfare attack to blind us, followed by an attack on Taiwan, Australia, and/or Hawaii.

Stretch goal for them: Canada (fresh water).

Cheers!

15 posted on 02/14/2010 9:34:52 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Sherman Logan

The benefit to China will be the ability to guide its bombs and planes to hit Taiwan or India and won’t be affected if the USA tries to turn off our GPS to stop such guidance.


16 posted on 02/14/2010 10:06:09 AM PST by RicocheT
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To: artaxerces
Having their own GPS would allow them to control the standards and design of the next generation of GPS receivers worldwide.

How's that work? Two systems are up so the Chinese automatically get to control all the ground systems?

That aside, I'll be quite surprised if the Chinese system can even remain competitive, much less be so much better it drives our system out of business.

17 posted on 02/14/2010 12:22:48 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Never confuse schooling with education.)
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To: Sherman Logan

If it was just the GPS system by itself, I would say China would have to struggle to maintain commercial competitiveness. However, the Chinese also own the majority of the GPS receiver manufacturing industry. Right now the receivers in Chinese manufactured Navigational systems, smartphones, hand-helds are all built to conform to GPS specifications defined by American Designers from the late 70s.

With their own Navigation Satellites, they could put in additional capabilities such as 2 way data links, or restricted levels of enhanced precision depending on geographical locale or place of manufacture. In effect, they could use their Satellite network to give their commercial manufactures a huge advantage over American and European GPS receiver manufacturers.


18 posted on 02/14/2010 2:23:00 PM PST by artaxerces
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To: grey_whiskers

This is interesting.

Thank you for the ping Grey Whiskers.


19 posted on 02/14/2010 3:51:49 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.google.com/search?&rls=en&q=beidou&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

www.beidou.gov.cn


20 posted on 02/14/2010 3:55:02 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Star Traveler
One of these days, all these different satellites are gonna be bumping into each other. Either that, or the "weave" of satellites will be so thick up there, that we won't be able to get a rocket through anymore... LOL...

We're almost at that point now.


21 posted on 02/14/2010 4:39:01 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

LOL, looks like Pigpen from the Peanuts cartoon.


22 posted on 02/14/2010 4:40:49 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: DejaJude; Yo-Yo

It made me think of a bunch of buzzing bees... :-)


23 posted on 02/14/2010 6:27:09 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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