Beidou 11 (BD-2 G5)

China (PR)

Spacecraft nº:

Chinese spacecraft nº: 179

Also called: Compass-G11, Beidou G5 and Beidou DW 11

Launch data:

Designation 38091 / 12008A
Launch date 24 Feb 2012 - 16:12 UT
Launch site Xichang, LC-2
Launch vehicle  CZ-3C
Mission Military: Navigation/GPS
Geostationary orbit on Mar 05.21:
Perigee / Apogee 35776 x 35799 km
Eccentricity 2,73E-04
Inclination 1.87 deg
Period 1436.15 min

Artist's concept of a Beidou satellite in orbit. Credit: CAST


Spacecraft data:

Prime manufacturer CAST
Platform DFH-3 bus
Operator Chinese Defense Ministry
Mass at launch  2200 kg (full)
Dry Mass 1100 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 
Equipment 
Solar array 2 deployable solar arrays
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  > million years (active: 8 yrs)

Beidou testing at Xichang


Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 July 2012  59° E 


Description:

Mission details:


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