Last BeiDou satellite starts network service

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Added On July 30, 2020

The last satellite of China's home grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System has started operation in the network after completing in-orbit tests and network access evaluations. That's according to China's satellite authorities on Wednesday.

Beidou is named after the Chinese term for the Big Dipper constellation.
 
The BeiDou system is one of the four space-based navigation networks operating globally, along with the U.S. GPS, Russia's GLONASS and the European Union's Galileo networks.