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China’s GPS Alternative Goes Public Across Asia-Pacific

China’s Beidou satellite navigation system is now open to commercial use across the Asia-Pacific region one year after its civilian debut within China, offering an alternative or addition to the American-run Global...

China to Launch Second African Satellite

After launching a second satellite for Venezuela, Chinese state media reports China is now planning for a launch of a second African satellite. This announcement comes amid recent tensions in Africa surrounding the murder of two...

China Launches Compass Navigation Satellite – Space Daily

From Space Daily: China on early Saturday morning launched a navigation satellite, part of the country’s “Compass” navigational system, which is expected to provide services to customers all over China and neighboring countries by 2008. The carrier rocket, Long March 3-A, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at […]

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