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Status

Success

Long March 3B/YZ-1 | BeiDou-3 M15 & M16

Liftoff Time
Mon Oct 15, 2018 04:23 UTC

Launch Vehicle

Long March 3B/YZ-1
CASC
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 5,924 kN
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 4
Fairing Diameter: 4.0 m
Fairing Height: 9.56 m

Missions

BeiDou-3 M15 & M16

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: 2
Medium Earth Orbit

Location