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Beidou 2 G8

NSSDCA ID: 2019-027A


BD 2G (Beidou 2G) satellites are the GEO component of the 2rd 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.

This series, also called "Compass-G" is the geostationary constellation.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2019-05-17
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 3C
    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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