Compass-IGSO2 (BD-2 I2)

China (PR)

Spacecraft nº:

Chinese spacecraft nº: 156

Also called: Beidou DW7 & Compass G-7

Launch data:

Designation 37256 / 10068A
Launch date 17 Dec 2010 (.84)
Launch site Xichang, LC1A
Launch vehicle  CZ-3A
Mission Military: Navigation/Global Positioning
Geostationary orbit on Dec 22.57:
Perigee / Apogee 35716 x 35856 km
Eccentricity 1,19E-03
Inclination 55.24 deg
Period 1436.08 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Space Technology Research Institute (part of CASC)
Platform  
Operator Chinese Defense Ministry
Mass at launch  2230 kg
Dry Mass 1130 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 1.70 high
Equipment 
Solar array 18.10m span
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  > million years, active: 8 yrs - still active

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 01 Feb 2011 GSO, 55° incl. 

Mission details:


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