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China releases 4 new BDS technical standards

(Xinhua)    15:56, January 12, 2021

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- China has newly released four national technical standards for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), according to the China Satellite Navigation Office.

This is a major move forward of China in standardizing and ensuring the development and industrial application of the BDS through drafting national standards, said the office.

The four newly-released technical standards are for fields of the data format, map application, ground-based augmentation system and atomic clock of the BDS.

These new technical standards have been released by the Standardization Administration.

China officially commissioned BDS on July 31, 2020, opening the new BDS-3 system to global users.

Along with positioning, navigation and timing services, the BDS-3 system can provide a variety of value-added services like global search and rescue assistance, short message communication, ground-based and satellite-based augmentation, as well as precise point positioning.

BDS has provided comprehensive services for sectors such as transport, public security, disaster relief, agriculture, forestry and urban governance, read a report released by the China Satellite Navigation Office in 2020.

Technical standards are of importance to the industrial application of the BDS.

China started the works on establishing technical standards for BDS in 2014, aiming to generate power from both research and industry sectors to boost development of BDS-related applications.

In the next step, China will continue to promote the technical standardization works to sustain the design, production, test certification and data sharing of BDS-related products.

China's satellite navigation and positioning industry gained a total output value of 345 billion yuan (about 53.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019. The figure is expected to hit 400 billion yuan in 2020, said the report.

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