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China launches two Beidou GPS satellites on single launcher


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 30 Apr 2012

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Two more satellites have been added to China's Beido (Compass) GPS network with the successful launch earlier this morning.

The Long March 3B rocket contained two satellites, the first time China has orbited two Beidou satellites on one launch vehicle, and brings the total constellation to thirteen satellites.

Beidou currently provides a regional satellite navigation service to China but will expand to full world-wide coverage once the full fleet of 30 satellites is launched and in operation.

Source: Nation.com.pk



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Posted by Guivre46 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:03 pm Reply with quote

I've discovered a Chinese sourced sat nav on the Suntek site. BUT it comes without maps!!


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
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Posted by M8TJT on Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:06 pm Reply with quote

That'll be usefull then Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by Andy_P on Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:19 pm Reply with quote

Guivre46 Wrote:
I've discovered a Chinese sourced sat nav...


Aren't they all?

All the recent TomToms are!


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:45 pm Reply with quote

Yes and they've all been secretly chipped, so that once the Chinese satellites are operating, the whole of Europe and N America can be thrown into chaos by mangled data.


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
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Posted by Andy_P on Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:04 pm Reply with quote

Then it really WILL be a "long march" for all of us.... Laughing


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:10 pm Reply with quote

Clap Clap


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Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by Kar98 on Wed May 02, 2012 12:05 am Reply with quote

And this, Kim Jong Un, is how one fires a rocket successfully.

Mad <--- squinty eyes


 
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