Satellites Reach New Heights | The China Current

Apr 03 , 2020 | Innovation

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Millions of us rely on satellite technology every day, whether it be ordering food for delivery, checking the weather, or routing our way home on our smartphones. 

With China’s launch of its Beidou satellite system, global navigation technology is about to get an upgrade. 
Beidou, named after the Big Dipper constellation in Chinese, is a group of satellites positioned on different orbits that will allow clearer communication and better coverage around the world. Watch our story to learn more about its impacts on our daily lives.


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