China On Verge Of Decoupling From US GPS Network

China On Verge Of Decoupling From US GPS Network By Tyler Durden China announced Friday that it was nearing completion of its new global positioning system (GPS) network as it prepares to dominate the world’s next generation of telecommunications services and further decouple from the US’ GPS network, reported Nikkei Asian Review. China’s Beidou network of satellites is expected to be completed at the end of 1H20 when the last two of 35 satellites will be launched. The Beidou GPS network will be 17% larger than the current 30 satellites operated…

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“Technical Incident” Puts Europe’s GPS System Fully Offline For Days

“Technical Incident” Puts Europe’s GPS System Fully Offline For Days By RT A major technical error has caused Europe’s satellite navigation system to be fully offline since Friday, with most satellites powering the Galileo system broken, the EU’s space agency has said. Europe’s Galileo system was built to replace the US’ GPS system but, since the outage, users are automatically being switched back to the US positioning system. The Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GNSS) said in a statement on Sunday that “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure”…

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