The Chinese launched the latest of the satellites which should help the country to develop its own GPS independent of American technology. Network known as Beidou.

Beidou works for almost two decades and is an important step for space technology and China’s ambitions. Chinese GPS is a competitor, owned by the U.S. government, positioning system that is widely used all over the world. Experts said that using Beidou, the Chinese should lead to their independence is the desire to increase Chinese technological influence in the world. The launch of the last satellite that provides a full launch of the system took place in Beijing

It was the second attempt to start navigation network after the initial transfer due to technical problems.

Beidou officially began to take shape in the late 90s-the first version of the system has been used since 2000, providing satellite coverage for Chinese services. However, the Chinese wanted to improve their solution and thus developed the second generation Beidou, it was established in 2012 and included services for the Asia-Pacific region.

Now the third generation of satellites should allow for a global network independent of GPS and GLONASS. The Chinese have not yet announced when it will be possible to use Beidou whatever region of the world.

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