List of BeiDou satellites

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This is a list of past and present satellites of the BeiDou/Compass navigation satellite system. As of November 2018, 15 satellites are operational: 6 in geostationary orbits (GEO), 6 in 55-degree inclined geosynchronous orbits (IGSO) and 3 in Medium Earth orbits (MEO). Furthermore, 23 satellites (19 in Medium Earth orbit, 1 in geostationary orbit and 3 in inclined geosynchronous orbit) are undergoing testing or commissioning. The full constellation consists of 35 satellites and expected to be completed by 2020.

Satellites[edit]

# Satellite[1] Launch
date (UTC)
Launch
site
Carrier rocket[2] PRN[3] Orbit[3] Status[3] Remarks
- BeiDou-1A 2000-10-30
16:02
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3A N/A GEO 140°E Retired
December 2011
BeiDou-1, first generation experimental satellite
- BeiDou-1B 2000-12-20
16:20
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3A N/A GEO 80°E Retired
December 2011
BeiDou-1, first generation experimental satellite
- BeiDou-1C 2003-05-24
16:34
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3A N/A GEO 110.5°E Retired
December 2012
BeiDou-1, first generation experimental satellite
- BeiDou-1D 2007-02-02
16:28
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3A N/A GEO 86°E Retired
February 2009
BeiDou-1, first generation experimental satellite
1 Compass-M1 2007-04-13
20:11
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3A N/A MEO ~21,500 km Retired BeiDou-2, second generation validation satellite
2 Compass-G2 2009-04-14
16:16
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C N/A GEO drifting Retired BeiDou-2
3 Compass-G1 2010-01-16
16:12
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C C01 GEO 140.0°E Operational BeiDou-2
4 Compass-G3 2010-06-02
15:53
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C N/A GEO 110.5°E Retired
September 29, 2018
BeiDou-2
5 Compass-IGSO1 2010-07-31
21:30
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3A C06 55° inclination IGSO 118°E Operational BeiDou-2
6 Compass-G4 2010-10-31
16:26
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C C04 GEO 160.0°E Operational BeiDou-2
7 Compass-IGSO2 2010-12-17
20:20
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3A C07 55° inclination IGSO 118°E Operational BeiDou-2
8 Compass-IGSO3 2011-04-09
20:47
XichangLC-3 Long March 3A C08 55° inclination IGSO 118°E Operational BeiDou-2
9 Compass-IGSO4 2011-07-26
21:44
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3A C09 55° inclination IGSO 95°E Operational BeiDou-2
10 Compass-IGSO5 2011-12-01
21:07
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3A C10 55° inclination IGSO 95°E Operational BeiDou-2
11 Compass-G5 2012-02-24
16:12
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C C05 GEO 58.75°E Operational BeiDou-2
12 Compass-M3 2012-04-29
20:50
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B C11 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A07 Operational BeiDou-2
13 Compass-M4 C12 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A08 Operational BeiDou-2
14 Compass-M5 2012-09-18
19:10
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B N/A MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B03 Retired
October 21, 2014
BeiDou-2, transmission ended on 21 Oct. 2014[4]
15 Compass-M6 C14 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B04 Operational BeiDou-2
16 Compass-G6 2012-10-25
15:33
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C C02 GEO 80°E Operational BeiDou-2, last satellite of the second phase[5]
17 BDS I1-S 2015-03-30
13:52
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C/YZ-1 C31 55° inclination IGSO 95°E Testing BeiDou-3, third generation validation satellite[6]
18 BDS M1-S 2015-07-25
12:29
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C19 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A01 Operational BeiDou-3, third generation validation satellite
19 BDS M2-S C28 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A06 Operational BeiDou-3, third generation validation satellite
20 BDS I2-S 2015-09-29
23:13
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3B C18[7] 55° inclination IGSO 95°E Testing BeiDou-3, third generation validation satellite
21 BDS M3-S 2016-02-01
07:29
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3C/YZ-1 N/A MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B01 Testing BeiDou-3, third generation validation satellite
22 Compass-IGSO6 2016-03-29
20:11
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3A C13 55° inclination IGSO 95°E Operational BeiDou-2, for reliability redundancy improving, formerly PNR C15[4]
23 Compass-G7 2016-06-12
15:30
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3C C03 GEO 110.5°E Operational BeiDou-2, for reliability redundancy improving
24 BeiDou-3 M1 2017-11-05
11:45
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C47 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B07 In commissioning BeiDou-3, third generation navigation satellite, transmission ended on 12 Jun. 2018[8]
25 BeiDou-3 M2 C20 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B08 In commissioning BeiDou-3
26 BeiDou-3 M7 2018-01-11
23:18
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C27 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A04 In commissioning BeiDou-3
27 BeiDou-3 M8 C48 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A05 In commissioning BeiDou-3
28 BeiDou-3 M3 2018-02-12
05:03
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C21[9] MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B06 In commissioning BeiDou-3
29 BeiDou-3 M4 C22[9] MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B05 In commissioning BeiDou-3
30 BeiDou-3 M9 2018-03-29
17:56
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C29 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A02 In commissioning BeiDou-3
31 BeiDou-3 M10 C30 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A03 In commissioning BeiDou-3
32 Compass-IGSO7 2018-07-09
20:58
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3A C16 55° inclination IGSO 95°E[9] Operational BeiDou-2, for reliability redundancy improving
33 BeiDou-3 M5 2018-07-29
01:48
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C23 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot C07 In commissioning BeiDou-3
34 BeiDou-3 M6 C24 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot C01 In commissioning BeiDou-3
35 BeiDou-3 M11 2018-08-24
23:52
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C25 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot C06 In commissioning BeiDou-3
36 BeiDou-3 M12 C26 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot C08 In commissioning BeiDou-3
37 BeiDou-3 M13 2018-09-19
14:07
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C32 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B01 In commissioning BeiDou-3, with COSPAS-SARSAT MEOSAR payloads.
38 BeiDou-3 M14 C33 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B03 In commissioning BeiDou-3, with COSPAS-SARSAT MEOSAR payloads.
39 BeiDou-3 M15 2018-10-15
04:23
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C34 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A01 In commissioning BeiDou-3
40 BeiDou-3 M16 C35 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot A07 In commissioning BeiDou-3
41 BeiDou-3 G1 2018-11-01
15:57
Xichang LC-2 Long March 3B/E C59 Geosynchronous 144.2°E In commissioning BeiDou-3
42 BeiDou-3 M17 2018-11-18
18:07
Xichang LC-3 Long March 3B/YZ-1 C36 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B02 In commissioning BeiDou-3
43 BeiDou-3 M18 C37 MEO ~21,500 km, Slot B04 In commissioning BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 I1 February 2019 Xichang Long March 3A (?) 55° inclination IGSO Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 I2 April 2019 Xichang Long March 3A (?) 55° inclination IGSO Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 I3 July 2019 Xichang Long March 3A (?) 55° inclination IGSO Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 M19 October 2019 Xichang Long March 3B/YZ-1 MEO ~21,500 km Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 M20 MEO ~21,500 km Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 M21 December 2019 Xichang Long March 3B/YZ-1 MEO ~21,500 km Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 M22 MEO ~21,500 km Planned BeiDou-3
Compass-G8 2019 Xichang Long March 3C Geosynchronous Planned BeiDou-2, for reliability redundancy improving
BeiDou-3 M23 2019–2020 Xichang Long March 3B/YZ-1 MEO ~21,500 km Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 M24 MEO ~21,500 km Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 G2 February 2020 Xichang Long March 3C (?) Geosynchronous Planned BeiDou-3
BeiDou-3 G3 June 2020 Xichang Long March 3C (?) Geosynchronous Planned BeiDou-3

Medium Earth Orbit Satellites Orbital slots[edit]

Slot Plane
A B C
01 3-M1S 3-M13 3-M6
02 3-M9 3-M11
03 3-M10 3-M14 (2-M5)
04 3-M7 2-M6
05 3-M8 3-M3
06 3-M2S 3-M4
07 2-M3 3-M3S (3-M1) 3-M5
08 2-M4 3-M2 3-M12
Number in italic are under commissioning.
Numbers in parentheses refer to non-operational satellites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spaceflight Now - Launch Log
  2. ^ 北斗卫星导航系统卫星状态
  3. ^ a b c "The Almanac: GPS World". GPS World. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "IGS MGEX BeiDou". mgex.igs.org. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  5. ^ "中国北斗,与美国GPS比肩而立". 人民日报海外版. March 2, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "中国北斗导航卫星再次进入密集发射期". 中国新闻社. March 31, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "New BeiDou TMBOC Signal Tracked; Similar to Future GPS L1C Structure". GPS World. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  8. ^ "IGS MGEX BeiDou". mgex.igs.org. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  9. ^ a b c "系统基本信息". www.csno-tarc.cn. Retrieved 2018-02-27.

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