China has declared its Beidou satellite navigation system fully operational, although the service remains limited to the Asia-Pacific region. The operating office says it is “accelerating” construction of the system but repeats its long-standing commitment to achieve global coverage by about 2020; no possible earlier date is mentioned. “At present, the in-orbit satellites and ground systems are under stable operation, various user terminals have passed test and assessment, and system ...


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