The 44th BDS satellite was successfully launched onboard a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 22:41 on April 20th, 2019. This is the first BDS satellite launch in 2019, which marks the beginning of the intensive campaign of the BDS constellation deployment.
For the convenience of global users to use the BDS open service signal B1I, “BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Signal In Space Interface Control Document-Open Service Signal B1I (Version 3.0)” is now available It is welcomed to be downloaded. Questions and suggestions can be forwarded to the official BDS ICD consulting email account, BeiDouICD@beidou.gov.cn, and they will be dealt by a professional and timely manner.
On December 27, 2018, a news conference was held at the State Council Information Office, for announcing that the BDS-3 Primary System was completed to provide global services. Ran Chengqi, Director General of China Satellite Navigation Office and the spokesperson of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, made the introduction. The details are as follows: