Beijing Translation Company, Dec. 28, Telegraph Altair, Jiaojiao River Han and Female. When you look up at the stars and marvel at the splendor of the stars and the depth of the universe, you can see that there are still thousands of crystals of human wisdom - artificial satellites are traveling in space. They provide strong support for human scientific research, life, military and other aspects. In recent years, China has made amazing achievements in the development and application of artificial satellites.
On October 15, 2018, China successfully launched two Beidou-3 global networking satellites. Xinhua News Agency (photographed by Liang Keyan)
On the 27th, Ran Chengcheng, director of Beidou Satellite Navigation System Management Office and spokesman of Beidou Satellite Navigation System, announced that the basic system of Beidou 3 had been completed and that it would provide global services on that day.
Beidou system is a global satellite navigation system independently built and operated by China. It was officially launched in 1994. In 2000, the first generation of Beidou Navigation Satellite (Beidou 1) was launched. As one of the four major satellite navigation systems in the world, every step of Beidou's development has attracted much attention from foreign media.
The Beidou system provides services similar to GPS, providing users with precise positioning via a series of satellites with an error of about 10 meters, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Most of the smartphone chips sold worldwide will be compatible with Beidou, the first navigation system with built-in telecommunications functions, such as short messages.
The report points out that Beidou system provides navigation and positioning for China's key infrastructure and is being applied in more and more fields, from map services to cars to smartphones. In November, China launched 42 and 43 Beidou navigation satellites, extending the coverage of the system to parts of Europe and Africa.
The report also said that the Beidou system is one of a series of ambitious projects being carried out in China to improve its competitiveness in the aviation field. Private start-ups in China have also been involved in rocket launching to put satellites into orbit at low cost to meet the needs of commercial space services.
China announced that Beidou Satellite Navigation System (Beidou Satellite Navigation System) would provide global services on the same day, and the system was initially planned to cover the world by 2020, Japanese media reported Wednesday. This means Beidou is one of the only four global satellite navigation systems, with the remaining three being GPS in the United States, Glonas in Russia and Galileo in Europe.
The report points out that the Beidou system has been more and more widely used in China's economy and private sector. China has applied for more than 50,000 satellite navigation patents. Space development is the key to China's manufacturing transformation and upgrading, and China expects Beidou system to become a support point for the global high-tech industry.
美国科技网站The Next Web新闻网此前报道称，中国研制北斗卫星导航系统，不仅为了满足其维护国家安全，更是发展社会经济的需要。北斗卫星导航系统不仅惠及中国，也能造福其他国家。北斗一号，也就是第一代北斗系统，可提供全国范围的授时和导航定位服务；北斗二号服务范围覆盖亚太地区；而北斗三号可为全球不同地理区域提供服务。
The Next Web News, an American science and technology website, reported earlier that China's Beidou satellite navigation system was developed not only to meet its national security, but also to meet the needs of social and economic development. Beidou satellite navigation system benefits not only China, but also other countries. Beidou 1, the first generation of Beidou system, can provide time service and navigation and positioning services nationwide; Beidou 2 covers the Asia-Pacific region; and Beidou 3 can provide services for different geographical regions of the world.
The report further points out that the demand for satellite services is increasing year by year. The Global Navigation Satellite System Market Report released in 2017 shows that by 2025, the number of GNSS navigation devices (mainly smartphones) in the Asia-Pacific region will increase from 1.9 billion in 2015 to 4.3 billion, exceeding the total of the European Union and North America, which is expected to be the main driving force for market growth in this area. The continuous development of Beidou satellite navigation system is at the right time.
While Beidou Satellite Navigation System is becoming more and more global and industrialized, Hongyun Project, another satellite system in China, has also opened its launch time. On 22 February, the first star of "Hongyun Project" of China Aerospace Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China Aerospace Science and Technology Co., Ltd.) was successfully launched at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and entered a scheduled orbit.
The first satellite of Hongyun is China's first LEO broadband communication technology verification satellite. Its successful launch marks a zero breakthrough in the construction of China's LEO broadband communication satellite system. China has also taken a substantive first step in building space-based Internet.
The launch of Rainbow Cloud is the first step in providing global satellite Internet services to those who do not yet have reliable access to the Internet, the US website Quartz reported Wednesday.
According to the report, about 3 billion people worldwide are unable to access the Internet, of which women and the rural poor are the majority. China Aerospace Science and Engineering plans to launch all "Hongyun" series satellites by 2022. By networking hundreds of low-orbit satellites, Internet services will be accessed to remote rural mountainous areas in China and other areas beyond the coverage of base stations and optical fibers, eventually benefiting all developing countries and regions.
The report quoted a spokesman for China Aerospace Science and Technology as saying that the "Rainbow Cloud Project" has "led the Internet from the ground to the sky... The launch of the first star of the"Rainbow Cloud"will bring huge business opportunities".