30 September 2020
China's Beidou Navigation Satellite System has many applications. Soon, the space-based system will be applied to a new user - Asian elephants living in the country's southwestern province of Yunnan. In October, the animals will start wearing collars linked to Beidou services. The move, a joint effort by e-commerce giant Alibaba and Beijing-based private satellite producer Commsat, is intended to better protect the big mammals and their human neighbors, said Xie Tao, founder and CEO of Commsat.
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