Compass-IGSO3 (BD-2 I3)

China (PR)

Spacecraft nº:

Chinese spacecraft nº: 157

Also called: Beidou DW8, Compass G-8 and Beidou IGSO 3

Launch data:

Designation 37384 / 11013A
Launch date 09 April 2011 - 20:47:04 UT
Launch site Xichang, LC1A
Launch vehicle  CZ-3A (Y19)
Mission Military: Navigation/Global positioning
Geosynchronous orbit on Apr 13.84:
Perigee / Apogee 35598 x 35698 km
Eccentricity 0.001
Inclination 55.29 deg
Period 1429.05 min



Spacecraft data:

Prime manufactor Space Technology Research Institute (part of CASC)
Platform 
Operator China Defense Ministery
Mass at launch  2300 kg (2230? kg)
Dry Mass 1130 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 1.70 high 18.10 span
Equipment 
Solar array 
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  > million years (Operational)

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 Sept 2011  118° E GSO, 55° incl.?

Mission details:


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