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Beidou M5

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2012-050A

Description

The Beidou constellation, also known as Compass, is China's counterpart to the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System, which provides navigation services to military vehicles, precision munitions, civil aviation, personal cars, boats, and search-and-rescue forces. BEIDOU M5 is the 14th Beidou spacecraft in the program.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-09-18
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
    Launch Site: Xichang, 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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