China puts final satellite into orbit to try to rival GPS network

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China puts final satellite into orbit to try to rival GPS network

Completes navigation network years in the making.

China successfully put into orbit its final Beidou satellite, completing a navigation network years in the making and setting the stage to challenge the US-owned Global Positioning System (GPS). The idea to develop Beidou, or the Big Dipper in Chinese, took shape in the 1990s as China's ...

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