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Beidou: Chinese satnav system sees increased civilian use

In the future, the satnav system Beidou could take an even bigger role

The Chinese satellite navigation system Beidou is increasingly used for civilian purposes, as the news agency Xinhua reports, according to Chinese authorities.

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Russia to cooperate with China on satellite navigation

Russia and China plan to cooperate on satellite navigation stations

The Deputy Chief of the Russian Space agency ROSCOSMOS announced that Russia plans to sign an agreement with China this year on the issue of installing GLONASS and Beidou stations in China and Russia, respectively. GLONASS is the Russian satellite navigation system, Beidou is the Chinese navigation system.

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Beidou: Thailand becomes first overseas client

Launch of the 14th and 15th BeiDou navigation satellites.

Thailand has become the first overseas user of the Chinese satellite navigation system Beidou - the Chinese version of the American GPS. China National Radio said a 2 billion yuan (9.5 billion baht) agreement to promote the use of Beidou in Thailand's public sector was signed in Bangkok last week, as the South China Morning Post reported.

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BeiDou Navigation Satellite System: Ground system improves precision

A ground system aimed at enhancing the navigation precision of the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was approved in central China's Hubei Province on 22 March 2013, as the website CCTV reported. The BeiDou Ground Base Enhancement System (BGBES), a network consisting of 30 ground base stations, an operating system and a precision positioning system, was approved by the evaluation committee

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UN-SPIDER Updates January 2013

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Beidou: China opens Navigation System for Civilian Use

China recently opened Beidou (its version of GPS or “Global Positioning System”) to civilian use and expects to grab a major share of the satellite navigation market from the original U.S GPS system by the end of the decade, as the website Strategypage reported.

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China SatNav Conference calls for papers

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) has launched a call for papers to be presented at the conference taking place on May 15–17, 2013 in Wuhan, China. The theme of CSNC 2013 is: "BeiDou Application - Opportunities and Challenges". It will incorporate a wide range of activities, such as academic exchange, high-end forum, exhibition as well as science popularization. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 October 2012, the full papers are due on 20 December 2012.

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China: Donation of BeiDou/COMPASS model

On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the Chinese BeiDou/COMPASS satellite model was inaugurated on 8 June 2012 in Vienna, Austria. The model is donated by the People's Republic of China.

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