China: China”s homegrown Beidou Navigation Satellite System will be put into its first oversea operation in Thailand early next year. The announcement was made in Bangkok by China”s Wuhan Information Technology Outsourcing Service and Research Centre and the Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) under Thailand”s Ministry of Science and Technology.
An agreement with an expected value of $319 million inked by the two countries in March has established their commitment to cooperation on the construction of Thailand”s geospatial system, giving the country access to China”s advanced technology, products and services.
The two sides have agreed to start building a model satellite station based on Beidou in an industrial estate in Thailand”s eastern Chon Buri province next month and nationwide construction will begin early next year, said Liu Junyi, deputy director of the Wuhan Information Technology Outsourcing Service and Research Centre.
Source: GPS Daily