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Beidou 1B



Beidou 1B was a Chinese (PRC) navigational spacecraft that was launched by a Long March 3A rocket from Xichang launch center at 16:20 UT. The launch of this second Beidou completes the two-satellite navigational system which will provide positional information for highway, railway and marine transportation.

Alternate Names

  • Beidou 2
  • 26643
  • Beidou1B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-12-20
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3A
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • China National Space Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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