In a bid to become a major power in outer space, China has installed the last satellite needed for a GPS challenging system in outer orbit. Following Tuesday’s launch, China will no longer have to rely on the US government-controlled Global Positioning System (GPS).
China’s 1 trillion Beidou (3 system) is a network of 35 satellites that cover all corners of the globe. It was moved after being seen.
The third version of the Beidou navigation system BDS will be an alternative to the US GPS, Russia’s GLONASS and Europe’s Galileo system. The project was started in 2012. Over the past 20 years, China’s space program has grown rapidly.
In 2003, China became the third nation to launch a manned spacecraft. China has since built a test space station and sent two vehicles to the moon.
Beidou is seen as part of China’s future plans to build a permanent space station, land humans on the moon and send spacecraft to Mars.
If China succeeds, it will be a rival to the United States in space exploration.