China preparing to launch two Beidou-3 satellites

China is preparing to launch a GPS competitor satellite that is claimed to have an accuracy of up to a millimeter. Two Beidou-3 satellites are scheduled into orbit on September 29 using the CZ-3B Long March rocket at the launch center in Sichuan province to serve navigation tasks that have the most advanced technology systems and are ten times more accurate than GPS.

Tinuku China preparing to launch two Beidou-3 satellites

China plans to launch the most powerful navigation satellite by the end of this month in which Beidou-3 is a new generation of satellites developed to provide positioning and navigation services around the world. The Beidou project, also known as Compass, was launched in the 1990s to compete with GPS developed in the United States.

Officials have yet to give any official details, but researchers at the National Engineering Center for Satellite Positioning Systems claim Beidou-3 will be the most advanced navigation satellite on the planet. Satellite uses a new generation of technology at least 10 times more precise than the existing model.

The navigation system calculates the user's location by measuring small differences on the arrival of electromagnetic pulses from multiple positional probing probes in the sky, but a new atomic clock on Beidou-3 will reduce the margin of error to several millimeters.

Beidou's program requires more than 30 new satellites to reach every corner of the world. More than a dozen satellites are still awaiting launch and global services are scheduled before 2020. Officials say the military or organizations that are authorized by the Chinese government will gain ultra-high accuracy access for specific tasks.