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Beidou 3 IGSO 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2019-073A

Description

Also designated Beidou-49, the satellite is part of the IGSO (Inclined) component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system, using both geostationary satellites and satellites in intermediate orbits.

The satellites are based on the DFH-3B Bus. This bus has a payload increased to 450 kg and payload power to 4,000 W. They feature a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector and additionally deployable S/L-band and C-band antennas. With a launch mass of 4,600 kg, spacecraft dimensions are noted to be 2.25 by 1.0 by 1.22 meters.

Alternate Names

  • Beidou3IGSO3
  • 44709
  • Beidou-49

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-11-04
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 4200 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)

Discipline

  • 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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