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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.

Alternate Names

  • Beidou2G8
  • 44231

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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