Satellite Compass G-10 (Beidou ISGO-5) of Chinese Defense Ministry

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Compass G-10 (Beidou ISGO-5)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner Chinese Defense Ministry
Users Military
Purpose Navigation/Global Positioning
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 104.21
Perigee (km) 35708
Apogee (km) 35864
Eccentricity 0.00185027042413891
Inclination (degrees) 55.16
Period (minutes) 1436.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 2300
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 01-12-2011
Expected Lifetime 8 yrs.
Contractor Space Technology Research Institute (part of CASC)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3A
COSPAR Number 2011-073A
NORAD Number 37948
Comments Part of Compass constellation.


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