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Status

Beidou-3 IGSO-3

Launch Time
NET October, 2019

Rocket

Long March 3B/E
CASC
Status: Active
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 IGSO-3

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
Geosynchronous Orbit

Location