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Beidou IGSO 5

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-073A

Description

Beidou IGSO 5, a Chinese navigation satellite, was launched from Xichang on 01 December 2011 at 21:07 UT by a Long March 3A rocket. Beidou IGSO 5 is part of China's Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS). China's navigation system has the capability to provide continuous, real-time passive 3D geo-spatial positioning and speed measurement and will eventually consist of 35 vehicles. 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. The long-term goal is to develop a global navigation satellite network by 2020.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-12-01
    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

     

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