Launch Date: November 5, 2017 Launch Window: ~11:40 UTC Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B / YZ-1 Launch Operator: CALT Launch Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center Payload: Beidou-3M1 Beidou-3M2 Satellite Type: Navigation A Chinese Long March 3B rocket with a Yuanzheng-1 upper stage will
|Launch Date:||November 5, 2017|
|Launch Window:||~11:40 UTC|
|Launch Vehicle:||Long March 3B / YZ-1|
|Launch Site:||Xichang Satellite Launch Center|
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket with a Yuanzheng-1 upper stage will lift a pair of Beidou-3 navigation satellites into a 21,500-Kilometer Medium Earth Orbit to join the Compass Navigation Satellite System to support its fully operational capability by the end of the decade. Beidou-3 comprises satellites in Geostationary Orbit, inclined Geosynchronous Orbits and Medium Earth Orbits to provide global coverage and compatibility with China’s previous two navigation system generations. This is the second dual-launch in support of the Beidou-3 MEO generation.
🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Long March 3B
🛰 Payload Overview: Beidou-3 Satellite Navigation System