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Beidou 3 G2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2020-017A

Description

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.

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

The satellites are based on the DFH-3B Bus. They feature a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector and additionally deployable S/L-band and C-band antennas.

Alternate Names

  • Beidou3G2
  • 45344

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2020-03-09
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 4600 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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