In a stiff challenge to America`s Global Positioning System, China on Sunday said that its home-grown navigation system `BeiDou` will be achieving full-scale global coverage by around 2020.
China`s indigenously-made satellite navigation system on Thursday started offering its services to users domestically and in neighbouring Asian countries, a multi- billion market currently dominated by the US GPS network.
China launched two satellites for its Beidou global navigation and positioning system into space atop a carrier Long March 3B rocket two days ago.
The navigation satellite is China`s 11th homemade navigation satellite, also called Beidou or Compass system.
China successfully launched a satellite, the 10th one for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network known as Beidou.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon