BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Current Affairs, GK & News
In an effort to compete with the United States Government’s NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia’s GLONASS, and the Galileo Systems of the European Union, China completed the launch of its final satellite on 23rd June 2020. The satellite was launched as a carrier with Long March 3 rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: International Current Affairs
China’s Long March Rocket Series which is the mainstay of China’s space programme since 1970 has successfully completed its 300th launch by putting a new communication satellite into orbit through Long March-3B Rocket. China’s Long March-3B Rocket Series China’s indigenously built China’s Long March rockets have sent more than 500 spacecraft into space. The rocket ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: Algeria • BeiDou Navigation Satellite System • China • China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation • Dongfanghong-1 • Gaofen Earth observation project • Long March Rocket series • Long March-3B rocket • Pakistan • Saudi Arabia
China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has started offering global service. It is touted as a rival to America’s Global Positioning System (GPS). Pakistan has become the first foreign nation to use the BeiDou system ending its reliance on GPS. China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System was the fourth global navigation system after US’s GPS, Russia’s GLONASS and the European ..