Beidou 2-18 (Compass G-7): Know Everything About Beidou 2-18

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Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Beidou 2-18 (Compass G-7)
Current Official Name of Satellite Beidou 2-18
Country/Org of UN Registry China
Country of Operator/Owner China
Operator/Owner Chinese Ministry of National Defense
Users Military/Government
Purpose Navigation/Global Positioning
Detailed Purpose
Class of Orbit GEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 144
Perigee (km) 35,776
Apogee (km) 35,794
Eccentricity 2.13E-04
Inclination (degrees) 1.84
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 3,800
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 12-06-2016
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 8
Contractor Space Technology Research Institute (part of CASC)
Country of Contractor China
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3C
COSPAR Number 2016-037A
NORAD Number 41586
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