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Beidou G3



Beidou G3 was launched using a Long March 3 rocket at 15:53 UT from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Xichang, China on 02 June 2010. Beidou is a Chinese navigation system and uses both geostationary satellites and satellites in intermediate orbit. This series is also called Compass-G. This satellite is the fourth spacecraft launched in this constellation. Two previous satellites were placed in geosynchronous orbit and another is operating in an orbit about 22,000 km above the Earth.

Alternate Names

  • 36590
  • BeidouG3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-06-02
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3
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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