Compass-IGSO7 Satellite

Japan’s government-owned orbiting robotic spy platforms are officially known as “Information Gathering Satellites” and come in radar and optical imaging variants. The spacecraft awaiting liftoff on the next H-2A flight — designated IGS Optical 7 — is the 18th Information Gathering Satellite launched by Japan’s government since 2003, including two satellites lost in an H-2A launch failure.

Constellation Information

Satellite Information

NameCompass-IGSO7
OrganizationBeiDou
CountryChina
ContinentAsia
TypeSatellite
Launch DateFebruary 09, 2020
Launch SiteTanegashima, Japan
Launch VehicleH-2A
OrbitInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)
Orbital Inclination95 ° E
PRNC16
StatusOperational