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Beidou 3M22

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2019-078B

Description

BD 3M (Beidou 3M) satellites are the MEO 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.

This series provides the satellites for the intermediate constellation called "Compass-M" in 12-hours orbits. Ulitmately, the MEO constellation will comprise 27 satellites.

These class of intermediate orbit satellites is similar as the BD-3 I (Type 1) satellites also built by CAS. As they have no apogee propulsion system, they require the launch vehicle to perform the final orbit insertion.

Alternate Names

  • Beidou3M22
  • 44794

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-11-23
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 1060 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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