BeiDou, China’s own GPS

While the United States’ GPS is used in pretty much all vehicle navigation systems and smartphones, and Russia’s GLONASS is making inroads, not many are aware that China has been busy launching its own global navigation satellite system called¬†BeiDou. Over the past three years or so, China¬†has significantly expanded BeiDou and there are now more than 10 BeiDou satellites orbiting. (more…)