Yang Changfeng is BeiDou’s Chief Architect. (Photo: BeiDou Navigation Satellite System)

Directions 2022: BDS enters new era of global services

Construction of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3) has been completed. The system was formally commissioned on July 31, 2020. In 2021, BDS continued to improve performance, expand applications and deepen cooperation, and has achieved sustained, stable and rapid development. System …
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1 more BeiDou satellite starts operation in constellation

The 45th satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System — launched on May 17, 2019 — has started operation in the network after completing in-orbit tests, reports China's Xinhua news service. The satellite will provide services in place of the third BeiDou satellite, a geostationary …
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Four BeiDou satellites join system, last two launches set

More launches planned for March and May Four new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) have passed tests in orbit and joined the system to provide positioning, navigation and timing services, according to China news service Xinhuanet. The four satellites include the 47th, …
Yang Changfeng, chief architect of China's BeiDou navigation satellite system. (Photo: BeiDou)

Directions 2019: BeiDou accelerates global deployment

By Yang Changfeng Chief Architect, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System As one of the core GNSS, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has been developed following a three-step development strategy. By around 2020, BDS will form a space constellation consisting of 30 satellites, …
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BeiDou’s Newest Trio of Satellites Pass Tests

The three BeiDou satellites launched this year are sending twice as many signals as their predecessors, reports the Economic Times, following tests of the orbits and key technology. The 18th and 19th satellites for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) were launched on July 26, and the …