China to launch 10 Beidou satellites in 2019

Added On January 31, 2019

China will send 10 satellites to join the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) through seven separate launches this year.
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation announced the news on Tuesday, adding that the launches will help complete the BDS global network by 2020.
By the end of 2018, there were a total of 33 BDS satellites operating in orbit and the navigation system has started to provide global service.
As an important achievement during the past 40 years of reform and opening-up, the BDS has also been widely used to serve China's economic development.
The system has been applied in vehicles, fishing boats, homemade civilian aircraft. It is also widely used to serve the country's agricultural production.
China began to construct its navigation system in the 1990s and started serving the Asia-Pacific region in 2012.