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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.

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    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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