BeiDou-3 M19 Satellite

BD 3M (Beidou 3M) satellites are the MEO component of the 3rd phase of the chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system, which, in contrast to GPS and GLONASS, uses both geostationary satellites and satellites in intermediate orbit. This series provides the satellites for the intermediate constellation called "Compass-M" in 12-hours orbits. Ulitmately, the MEO constellation will comprise 27 satellites.

Constellation Information

Satellite Information

NameBeiDou-3 M19
OrganizationBeiDou
CountryChina
ContinentAsia
TypeSatellite
Launch DateDecember 16, 2019
Launch SiteXichang, LC-3, China
Launch VehicleLong March 3B/YZ-1
OrbitMedium Earth Orbit (MEO)
PRNC41
StatusOperational