Beidou DW 51: Know Everything About Beidou DW 51

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Beidou DW 51
Current Official Name of Satellite Beidou DW 51
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 MEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 21,537
Apogee (km) 22,192
Eccentricity 1.16E-02
Inclination (degrees) 54.9
Period (minutes) 787.2
Launch Mass (kg.) 800
Dry Mass (kg.) 280
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 23-11-2019
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 3B
COSPAR Number 2019-078B
NORAD Number 44794
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