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Beidou IGSO 3



Beidou IGSO 3, a Chinese navigation satellite, was launched from Xichang on 09 April 2011 at 20:47 UT by a Long March 3A rocket. Beidou IGSO 3 is part of China's Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS) which will eventually consist of 35 vehicles providing global navigation and positioning coverage by 2020. The Beidou satellite fleet will provide precise navigation data to China's military and civil government officials. Positioning information with an accuracy of 10 m will be released to the public worldwide.

Alternate Names

  • 37384
  • BeidouIGSO3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-04-09
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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