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Timeline of Beidou satellite navigation system

China Daily | Updated: 2013-05-02 07:56

Timeline of Beidou satellite navigation system
BD star Navigation displays at a summit organized by GNSS & LBS Association of China in Sept 24, 2012 in Beijing. [Wu Changqing/asianewsphoto]

Sept 18, 2011

The Ministry of Science and Technology releases its 12th Five-Year (2011-15) Plan on development and location of navigation services.

A 2015 target was set for the navigation industry to reach more than 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) and establish five high-tech industrial bases.

March, 2012

Work finishes on equipping more than 80 percent of all coaches, tourist buses and vehicles carrying dangerous goods in nine provinces and regions, including Jiangsu and Shandong, with the Beidou satellite navigation system.

Nov 20, 2012

Beijing releases a three-year plan to promote the Beidou industry, setting a goal of 50 billion yuan in output for Beidou-related sectors in the capital before 2015.

Dec 25, 2012

Shenzhen releases an application and industrialization plan for Beidou, which allocates 300 million yuan to promote key Beidou-related programs.


The National Development and Reform Commission is drawing up a national development plan for the Beidou satellite navigation system, according to the China Satellite Navigation Office.

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