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Beidou-3 M1



The Beidou-3M/G/I satellites represent the orbital segment of the third phase of the Chinese Beidou navigation system which uses satellites in Medium Earth Orbit and Geosynchronous Orbit and is also known as the Compass Navigation Satellite System. Beidou is already in operation for the Chinese and Asia-Pacific Area with global availability planned by 2020 when all satellites will have been launched. The China Satellite Navigation Project Center is in charge of program management.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2015-07-25
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
    Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (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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