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Navigation system's historical timeline

By ZHAO LEI | China Daily | Updated: 2020-08-01 00:00

1983-Renowned Chinese scientists, headed by Chen Fangyun, propose to build an experimental dual-satellite positioning system.

1989-The concept of the experimental system is demonstrated and verified by two Chinese communications satellites operating in orbit.

February 1994-The government approves and begins research and development into a space-based navigation and positioning system aimed at easing the country's heavy reliance on foreign networks. The system is called "Beidou", named after the Big Dipper constellation.

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