A new start in the internet and technology era has begun new BeiDou (BDS) system will serve as the fourth navigation system in the world. This was announced by Ran Chengqi, director of China Satellite Navigation Office and BDS spokesperson at a news conference on Dec 27.
The State Council Information Office of China (SCIO) Shared a briefing on their website as Notice of SCIO press conference on Dec. 27 (3 p.m.) to reveal the details about BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)
China has completed the construction of BeiDou-3 primary system and BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and started providing its global services. Ran shared this fascinating news as ” The BeiDou system has expanded its service scope from regional to the whole world,”
The current BeiDou system is built upon the BeiDou-2 satellites constellation which was the 14-satellite constellation completed in 2012.
What is China’s New BeiDou-3 (BDS)?
Let’s have a quick overview of what is BeiDou-3 (BDS) Navigation Satellite System. The BeiDou system is capable of delivering positioning services with an accuracy of 10 meters radius, but for the Asia-Pacific region, the accuracy can be less than five meters radius. BDS velocity accuracy is 0.2 meters per second, and BeiDou-3 timing accuracy stands at 20 nanoseconds.
China’s BDS system will now cover the whole planet after the United States GPS, Russia’s GLONASS and the European Union’s Galileo.