The Beidou system consists of a space segment, a ground segment and a user segment.
- Space segment. The Beidou system space segment consists of a number of geostationary orbit satellites, tilted geosynchronous orbit satellites, and medium-Earth orbit satellites.
- the ground segment. The ground segment of the Beidou system includes several ground stations such as the main control station, time synchronization/injection station and monitoring station.
- User segment. The Beidou system user segment includes basic products such as chips, modules, and antennas that are compatible with other satellite navigation systems, as well as terminal products, application systems, and application services.