China plans to complete its independent global satellite navigation system by launching about 30 more orbiters before 2015. China plans to send 10 navigation satellites into the space in 2009 and 2010and to establish a global navigation system consisting of more than 30 satellites by the year of 2015. that will free China from its dependency on foreign systems.

China launched the first satellite, Beidou Navigation System, into geostationary orbit in Oct. 2000, in an effort to build up its own positioning system independent .

So far China has sent five positioning satellites and he current Beidou system only provides regional navigation service within China's territory.