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80% new technology in China’s new Beidou navigation system satellites; system to be fully operational by 2020


China launches the 17th satellite for its Beidou GPS system

China launches the 17th satellite for its Beidou GPS system

The following is based on a translation from a report in Chinese media:

China Space News published a report yesterday on China’s progress in its final third stage to complete its Beidou satellite navigation system, which when it goes into full operation by 2020, will provide a GPS service covering the entire planet Earth.

The newspaper’s reporter visited the site of development at the No. 5 research institute of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and saw 3 satellites for the Beidou system there.

Two of them are 2.2 meters high each and the third is 3.6 meters high.

According to Wan Ping, chief designer of the system, two of the three satellites have passed 100-hour continuous fault-free tests while the third is at the final stage of development.

They are to be launched in the later half of this year.

The system, when completed around 2020, will consist of 30 satellites. The three satellites that the reporter saw will form an on-orbit system to check and prove the entire Beidou system.

Wang said that according to initial statistics, new technology and products developed by China accounted for 80% of the new satellites of the Beidou system.

That is and will be a great challenge for the work of research and development.

In general, in the research and development of a new satellite in China in the past, there was an extremely great challenge to have about 45% new technology in it.

In addition, the new satellites in the Beidou system are 100% made in China.

Source: China Space News “New generation of Beidou satellites contain 80% of new technology in them, something new in China’s aerospace history” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

 

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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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