A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2017 Nov 30, 15:32 -0800
Robert, you wrote:
"The Chinese system, Beidou, is a for profit system that will will be fully operational in 2020."
For profit? Those darn Communists with their profit motive! :) Kidding aside, what do you mean? Beidou's standard navigation signals will be open for normal navigation, similar to GPS, Glonass, and Galileo. You won't have to pay to use it. Both Galileo and Beidou also have higher precision services that are licensed but those are specialty products. And aren't these in the same league as the military signals for GPS and Glonass?