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Beidou M1



Beidou M1 is a Chinese (PRC) navigational craft belonging to the COMPASS constellation of position-providing satellites that was launched by a Long March 3A rocket from Xichang launch center at 20:11 UT on 13 April 2007. When the constellation is completed, it will have five geostationary and 30 low-earth orbiters, enabling location with an accuracy of 10 m, and velocity with an accuracy of 0.2 m/s.

Alternate Names

  • 31115
  • BeidouM1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-04-13
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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