u-blox demonstrates navigation using Chinese BeiDou satellite system

January 18, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Swiss-based u-blox has achieved successful satellite positioning using China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.

The technical achievement establishes u-blox as the first GNSS ("Global Navigation Satellite System") component vendor to demonstrate compatibility with all globally deployed positioning systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and now BeiDou

BeiDou-2, also known as "Compass", currently has 15 satellites in orbit, offering navigation and positioning services to users in China and Southeast Asia. It will ultimately consist of 35 satellites providing worldwide positioning capability over its open service to within 10 meters accuracy.

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