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December 28, 2012
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China launches Beidou as rival to GPS
Beijing (AFP) Dec 28, 2012
China has launched commercial and public services across the Asia-Pacific region on its domestic satellite navigation network built to rival the US global positioning system. The Beidou, or Compass, system started providing services to civilians in the region on Thursday and is expected to provide global coverage by 2020, state media reported. Ran Chengqi, spokesman for the China Satellite Navigation Office, said the system's performance was "comparable" to GPS, the China Daily said. "Signal ... read more
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TECH SPACE

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SPACE TRAVEL

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China launches rival GPS satellite system
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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GPS NEWS

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

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EARTH OBSERVATION

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EARTH OBSERVATION

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