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China to Construct Beidou Satellite Navigation System Reference Stations in Antarctica

On October 28, the China Polar Research Center issued a press briefing discussing China’s upcoming 31st Antarctic scientific expedition. The briefing stated that, during the expedition, for the first time, China will construct Beidou satellite navigation system reference stations in the Antarctic region. 

This will be China’s first acquisition of related data in the Antarctic using the Beidou satellite navigation system. It will focus on solving key issues such as Antarctic region Beidou satellite data processing, seamless coordination of multi-source satellite navigation frames, as well as the consistency of different reference frames in order to achieve China’s application of the autonomous satellite navigation system to build an Antarctic Beidou mapping reference system. 
Source: Xinhua, October 28, 2014