Galileo 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 / World Current Affairs
Every year, International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year. Once on September 26 and other on May 2. On this day, astronomical institutions, planetariums, museums organize fun filled activities and spread awareness about the world of astronomy. Highlights The first International Astronomy Day was celebrated in 1973. It was started by the then president ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
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 ..
Recently, China has successfully launched its first geostationary BeiDou-3 satellite ‘G1Q’ into high orbit (about 36,000 km above the Earth) to boost its home-grown BeiDou global satellite navigation system. It was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern Sichuan Province. In a geostationary orbit, following the Earth’s rotation, it will view the ..
Topics: Atomic clock • BeiDou • Galileo • Geostationary orbit • Global Positioning System • GLONASS • Satellite • Satellite navigation • Satellite navigation systems • Satellites • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
China successfully launched 2 more satellites for its proposed Beidou Global Navigation and Positioning Network being built to counter the US Global Position System (GPS). With these two satellites, China has so far launched 13 satellites to form part of the Beidou system. The Beidou-2 satellites, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012
Topics: BeiDou • Galileo • Global Positioning System • GLONASS • Long March • Long March 3B • Satellite navigation • Satellite navigation systems • Satellites • Space program of the People's Republic of China • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
GLONASS (Globalnaya Navigazionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema or Global Navigation Satellite System) is a radio-based satellite navigation system operated for the Russian Government by the Russian Space Forces. It is an alternative and complement to the United States’ Global Positioning System (GPS), the Chinese Compass navigation system and the planned Galileo positioning system of the European Union. ..
Topics: Galileo • Global Positioning System • GLONASS • GLONASS satellites • Navigation • Navigation system • Satellite navigation • Satellite navigation systems • Satellites • Space program of Russia • Spacecraft • Spaceflight