China started to build the BDS-3 system in 2009, and planned to complete construction by the end of 2020, with intensive launch missions. Credit: Handout.

China will possibly launch all BeiDou-3 satellites to complete the global network of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System into space by the end of June, about half a year ahead of schedule, according to a top system official, China Daily reported.

Ran Chengqi, director of the China Satellite Navigation Office, said recently that he was very confident that all BeiDou-3 satellites will be launched into space by the end of June to complete the constellation system half a year earlier.

Ran made the remarks at the first China-Central Asia BeiDou Cooperation Forum, a sideline event of the seventh China-Central Asia Cooperation Forum that kicked off in Nanning, capital of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Friday.

As the construction of the system will come to an end, the follow-up stable operation will rise to a height as important as the engineering construction, application promotion and international cooperation, Ran said.

The stable operation of the BDS will be the world’s leading level, contributing a first-class satellite navigation system with global coverage and advanced performance to the world, he said.

China started to build the BDS-3 system in 2009, and planned to complete construction by the end of 2020, with intensive launch missions. A previous plan showed China would send 10 BDS satellites into space this year, the report said.

To meet the tight launch schedule, satellite developer China Academy of Space Technology said it streamlined the development process of BDS satellites, halving the development cycle of a single satellite model to 18 months.

On Sept 23, two new medium earth orbit satellites equipped with lightweight hydrogen maser clocks were launched into space, which will make the satellite navigation system work more accurately.

The system has been applied in many industries, including transport, maritime affairs, electricity, civil affairs, meteorology, fisheries, surveying and mapping, mining and public security, the report said.

China has established BDS cooperation mechanisms with countries and organizations, strengthening technical exchanges and personnel training, and building BDS overseas centers.

Join the Conversation


  1. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website.

    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you
    hire out a developer to create your theme? Fantastic work!

  2. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and
    wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

    After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope
    you write again soon!

  3. It is perfect time to make some plans for the long run and it is time to be
    happy. I’ve learn this post and if I may I want to recommend
    you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write subsequent
    articles regarding this article. I want to read even more things
    about it!

  4. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or
    copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of exclusive
    content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but
    it looks like a lot of it is popping it up
    all over the internet without my authorization.
    Do you know any solutions to help stop content from
    being ripped off? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  5. This can be a very interesting post. My partner and i like that you merely provide quality information and not merely write about something.
    Continue to keep it up and you should achieve great results.

    So what do a person think about my web site? articole de pescuit

  6. This is a truly interesting website I be required to say.

    Too polluted that there are not too varied websites like This anymore. But I am pleased that I bring about it. Ok champion writing on it .

    You can take in my website here as luxuriously: xbody dristor

  7. Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something unique. P.S Apologies for getting
    off-topic but I had to ask!

  8. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

  9. Terrific work! This is the type of info that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and visit my site . Thanks =)

  10. What’s up to every one, as I am in fact keen of reading this weblog’s post to be updated
    regularly. It consists of fastidious information.

  11. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  12. you are in reality a good webmaster. The website loading pace
    is amazing. It sort of feels that you are doing any unique trick.

    Furthermore, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a fantastic
    job in this topic!

  13. Having read this I believed it was extremely informative.

    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this content together.
    I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and
    posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  14. Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of this
    webpage; this website consists of amazing and really
    excellent material in favor of visitors.

Leave a comment