COMPASS BDS Navigation Satellite System Command Center

CNSA 北斗卫星导航系统 BDS -

COMPASS BDS Navigation Satellite System Command Center

China launched the latest generation BeiDou system (BeiDou-3) for global coverage. The first BDS-3 satellite was launched on 30 March 2015.

On 27 December 2018, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System started providing global services.

The 35th and the final satellite of BDS-3 was launched into orbit on 23 June 2020.

When fully completed, BeiDou will provide an alternative global navigation satellite system to the United States-owned Global Positioning System (GPS), the Russian GLONASS, or European Galileo systems. It was claimed in 2016 that BeiDou-3 will reach millimeter-level accuracy (with post-processing).