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北斗卫星导航系统结束中国对美国GPS的依赖 - The Beidou Satellite Navigation System will end China's dependency on the American GPS print version
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据国外媒体[1]报道,中国北斗[2]卫星导航系[3]本正式上线,有望逐步结束我国对美国GPS系统的的依赖。北斗卫星导航系统是除美国的全球定位[4]系统(GPS)、俄罗斯(Russia)的GLONASS之后第三个成熟的卫星导航系统。北斗在全球范围内全天候[5]为各类用户提供高精度[6]的定位、导航、授时服务[7]。2011年12月,北斗卫星导航系统新闻发言人[8]表示,北斗卫星导航系统将在2020年形成全球覆盖[9]能力。

事实上,北斗导航系统已开始为中国和周边地区提供定位服务。当前,美国的GPS系统是全球主要的卫星导航系统,主要用户为司机,紧急救援队[10]和美国军方(US Army)。现在中国的北斗导航系统已经拥有10颗卫星,2012年将再发射6颗,进一步拓展服务范围,最多可以覆盖亚太[11]大部分地区。

Foreign media reports that the Chinese Beidou satellite navigation system is officially active, and it is hopeful that this will gradually end China's dependency on the American GPS system. The Beidou satellite navigation system is the third ripe satellite navigation system in the world after the American GPS and Russian GLONASS. Beidou can offer high precision of position, navigation and time services for any user, in any weather condition. News spokesman of the Beidou expressed that by 2020, the Beidou will have the capacity to cover the entire globe.

In reality, the Beidou has already began providing orientation service to China and the surrounding region. At present, the American GPS is the most important navigation system globally, mainly providing service to drivers, emergency rescue teams and the American army. Now, the Chinese Beidou navigation system is already using 10 satellites. It will launch six more satellites in 2012, expanding its scope of service further and covering at large most of Asia and the Pacific.

Original article published by Sohu.com 

[1] 外媒体 wài méitǐ - Foreign media

[2] 北斗 běidǒu - Beidou ('the Big Dipper'), the name of the new Chinese satellite navigation system

[3] 卫星导航系统 wèixīng dǎoháng xìtǒng - Satellite navigation system

[4] 定位 dìngwèi - Position, orientation

[5] 天候 tiān hòu - Weather, climate

[6] 精度 jīng duó - Precise

[7]授时服务 shòushí fúwù - Time service

[8] 新闻发言人 xīnwén fāyánrén - News spokesman

[9] 覆盖 fùgài - Coverage, cover

[10] 紧急救援队 jǐnjí jiùyuán duì - Emergency rescue teams

[11] 亚太 yàtài - Short for  亚洲 and 太平洋, Asia & the Pacific


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