Beidou-3 G3

Overview

Destination: None
Mission: Navigation

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector and additionally deployable S/L-band and C-band antennas.

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Additional Media

Beidou-3 G3 Launch Livestream

China is targeting 02:15 on June 23, 2020 (UTC) for launch of the final satellite in its Beidou-3 constellation. This is a restream of the .m3u8 CCTV feeds p...

[直播]北斗卫星定位系统最后一颗卫星发射 [Live]BeiDou NSS‘s Last Satellite Mission

@CGTN:据中国卫星导航系统管理办公室消息,我国北斗三号全球卫星导航系统最后一颗组网卫星将于近日择机发射。According to China Satellite Navigation Office, the last satellite of China's BeiDou Navigation Satelli...


SpaceNews

China launches final satellite to complete Beidou system, booster falls downrange

HELSINKI — China launched a Beidou-3 navigation satellite late Monday to complete a project designed to provide military independence and immense

Spaceflight Now

China launches final Beidou navigation satellite

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NASA Spaceflight

China launches final Beidou-3 with Long March 3B Return To Flight

China is preparing to launch the final Beidou satellite on Tuesday, completing its orbital navigation constellation. The launch of the Beidou-3GEO3 satellite will take place from the LC2 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Cen...

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China set to complete rival to GPS navigation network

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SpaceNews

Final Beidou-3 satellite reaches operational orbit, China's launch sites gear up for July missions

China’s final Beidou-3 satellite has reached its intended geostationary orbit and passed systems checks, a week after launch from Xichang.

Long March 3

Family: Long March 3
Configuration: 3B

The Long March 3B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Introduced in 1996, it is launched from Launch Area 2 and 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. A three-stage rocket with four strap-on liquid rocket boosters, it is currently the most powerful member of the Long March rocket family and the heaviest of the Long March 3 rocket family, and is mainly used to place communications satellites into geosynchronous orbits.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    54.8 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    426 T
  • Thrust
    5923 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 3
  • Family
    Long March 3
  • Variant
    3B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 3B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $70,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    11500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5100 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    2000 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 215 Failures: 10 Pending: 11

Agency Type: Government

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

INFO WIKI

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Pad: Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)


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