Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
In China, the ceremony of launch of the global system, BeiDou-3, which was conceived as as an alternative to existing systems GLONASS, GPS and Galileo, and which would be able to provide a stable navigation in China, despite the machinations of other States.
It is expected that BeiDou-3 will start working already this year, writes Freenews.
The newspaper reminds that the own system of satellites, China started to develop in 2000. Then she called BeiDou-1 was experimental. A network of three satellites covers only the territory of China for 12 years, until its replacement did not come with the second generation system is already out of 16 satellites. With its help, China could supply services to the Asia-Pacific region.
Since 2015 began the development of the third generation network — BeiDou-3, but it consists of 30 satellites and already covers the entire surface of the Earth. The latter was launched on 23 June from the spaceport in Sichuan province, he became the 55-th unit of the entire system BeiDou. However, now in orbit 35 satellites are only included in the Chinese navigation system — the rest knocked out.
The chief designer of the BeiDou-3 Yan Changfeng said that it can be used in different areas. Modern navigation system and determine the time it will be useful in the development of transport networks, agriculture, as well as for prevention and elimination of consequences of disasters. According to the developers, BeiDou-3 will be able to determine the position of objects with millimeter precision.
They believe that the new network will be the main driver of market growth. Early Chengzi, General Director of Chinese satellite navigation management, said they plan to build more intelligent and available network by 2035, it will be equally effective in space and on the ocean floor.
The government of China stated that the system allows a country to completely abandon the American, European and Russian services. In addition, they believe that with the launch of BeiDou-3 people have the opportunity to use a better navigation system.
Earlier, the “FACTS” he wrote that last month, SpaceX launched a rocket with the most powerful GPS satellite for the Space forces of the United States.