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Beidou 3G1

NSSDCA ID: 2018-085A


BD 3G (Beidou 3G) satellites are the GEO component of the 3rd phase of the chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system, which, in contrast to GPS and GLONASS, uses both geostationary satellites and satellites in intermediate orbit.

Alternate Names

  • Beidou3G1
  • 43683

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-11-01
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B/E
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 4600 kg

Funding Agency

  • Chinese Research Institute of Space Technology (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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