Satellite Compass G-3 (Beidou G3) of Chinese Defense Ministry

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Compass G-3 (Beidou G3)
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) 84.7
Perigee (km) 35774
Apogee (km) 35797
Eccentricity 0.00027279951607738
Inclination (degrees) 1.83
Period (minutes) 1436.05
Launch Mass (kg.) 2200
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 02-06-2010
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Space Technology Research Institute (part of CASC)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3
COSPAR Number 2010-024A
NORAD Number 36590
Comments Part of Compass constellation.


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