China celebrates completion of Beidou rival satellite system to GPS

Asia Pacific Jul 31, 2020

China celebrates completion of Beidou rival satellite system to GPS

China is celebrating the completion of its Beidou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the U.S. Global Positioning System and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitical clout. President Xi Jinping, the leader of the ruling Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, officially commissioned the ...

Japan to consider mandatory GPS trackers for convicted sex offenders

National Jun 10, 2020

Japan to consider mandatory GPS trackers for convicted sex offenders

The government will consider making convicted sex offenders wear GPS tracking devices in an effort to strengthen measures that prevent recidivism, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The idea, along with tougher punishments for school teachers who commit sexually lewd acts, was added ...

SpaceX aborts launch to send satellite on mission for U.S. military

Business Dec 19, 2018

SpaceX aborts launch to send satellite on mission for U.S. military

Elon Musk's SpaceX halted Tuesday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company's first designated national security mission for the United States. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite ...

Editorials Nov 12, 2018

Japan positions itself for the future

Japan now has its own own satellite positioning system, but it must be careful that it does not miss out on innovation and get stuck with a technology that is outdated and of limited application.