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Beidou G6



Launch towards geosynchronous orbit of satellite for China's navigation satellite system, known as "Compass". The satellite will also provides time and messaging services for the Asia-Pacific region. Once in orbit, it will complete the constellation required to provide a full regional service to China and neighbouring areas.

Alternate Names

  • 38953
  • BeidouG6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-10-25
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
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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