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Beidou-3 G3

Launch Time
Tue Jun 23, 2020 01:43 UTC
Last launch of Beidou satellite. Return to flight for CZ-3B after Nusantara Dua failure.


Long March 3B/E
Status: Active
Price: $29.15 million
Liftoff Thrust: 5,922 kN
Payload to LEO: 11,500 kg
Payload to GTO: 5,500 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 56.3 m
Fairing Diameter: 4.2 m
Fairing Height: 9.56 m

Mission Details

Beidou-3 G3

BeiDou-3 will eventually consist of 35 satellites and is expected to provide global services upon completion in 2020. When fully completed, BeiDou will provide an alternative global navigation satellite system to the United States owned Global Positioning System (GPS), and is expected to be more accurate than the GPS. It was claimed in 2016 that BeiDou-3 will reach millimeter-level accuracy (with post-processing), which is ten times more accurate than the finest level of GPS.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 4,600 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


LC-2, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China



44th orbital launch attempt