Satellite Compass G-4 (Beidou G4) of Chinese Defense Ministry

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Compass G-4 (Beidou G4)
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) 160
Perigee (km) 35764
Apogee (km) 35809
Eccentricity 0.000533725522754498
Inclination (degrees) 1.43
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 6000
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 31-10-2010
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 3C
COSPAR Number 2010-057A
NORAD Number 37210
Comments Part of Compass constellation.


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