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Beidou 2A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2007-003A

Description

Beidou 2A is a Chinese experimental navigational satellite that was launched by a Long March 3-A rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 16:28 UT on 02 February 2007. It is the fourth member of the experimental Beidou fleet, preparatory to a full-fledged Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS) to be established by 2008. Beidou 2A will provide locations for land- and sea-based transportation, and disaster management.

Alternate Names

  • 30323
  • Beidou 4
  • Beidou 1D
  • 2007-003A
  • Beidou2A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-02-02
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3A
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • China National Space Administration Peoples Republic of China

Discipline

  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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