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China maps the world with Beidou

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Early Sunday, China successfully launched its eighth orbiter of the Beidou system. It marks the establishment of a basic system for the navigation and positioning network. But how will the system pave the way for China's space exploration project?


Another journey into the space.

As the flaming tail disappears into the sky, came the rise of China's navigation network, Beidou.

The rising star will join seven other satellites already in orbit to form a network which will eventually provide navigation and positioning services around the globe.

The project started in 2000, when the first two Beidou satellites were launched into geostationary orbit.

Now, as the project proceeds, the pioneers are going to retire.

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