China has just launched a navigation satellite system. This satellite will end the dependence of China on satellites owned by the United States (U.S.).
Diluncurkannnya this satellite, as well as placing the Bamboo Curtain country to compete with GPS (Global Positioning System) belonging to the United States, Russia and the EU.
Beidou, thus the name of the satellite, designed to provide navigation and positioning service that is more accurate for the Asia Pacific region before 2012.
Reported by Xinhua and quoted HOT NEWS, Tuesday (04/12/2011), Beidou also planned to provide global navigation services in 2020.
"The satellite is placed in orbit this tilt can observe a lot of things from different angles, can also see objects covered with trees or anything else," said Pang Zhihao, Deputy Editor in Chief International Space magazine when asked his opinion about this satellite.
Last month, China also has held a national campaign for citizens to reduce the illegal use of online mapping services. Bureau of Surveying and Mapping of China asks all these service providers, including Google, registering a license for an operating permit their Maps service.