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.
In order to promote the satellite navigation cooperation between China and Arab, the Second China-Arab States BDS Cooperation Forum is successfully held in Tunisia City of the Republic of Tunisia on April 1st, 2019 according to the Action Plan of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum from 2018 to 2020. This is the first time that BDS has its own important activity in the countries along the Belt and Road and in neighboring regions since it provides global services. It means that BDS makes great progress of its going out.
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.