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Beidou 1C



Beidou 1C was a Chinese (PRC) geostationary navigational satellite that was launched by a Long March 3A rocket from Xichang launching center in Sichuan province at 16:34 UT on 24 May 2003. It joined two others, Beidou 1A and Beidou 1B, that were launched in 2000 and enabled a viable global positioning constellation. Besides enabling positioning, it was to be used in weather monitoring and telecommunications.

Alternate Names

  • 27813
  • Beidou 3
  • Beidou1C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-05-24
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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