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BEIDOU IGSO 5

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BEIDOU IGSO 5 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37948
Int'l Code: 2011-073A
Perigee: 35,580.4 km
Apogee: 35,999.6 km
Inclination: 53.2 °
Period: 1,435.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 42161 km
RCS: 7.9433 m2 (large)
Launch date: December 1, 2011
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Xichang Space Center, China (XSC)

BEIDOU IGSO 5 part of China's positioning system also known as Compass. Tha satellite is bound for an inclined geosynchronous orbit more 22,000 miles (35,406 km) high with an inclination of about 55 degrees, putting the satellite in range of navigation users at high latitudes. The best service will be available to Chinese military and civil government users. Positioning information with an accuracy of 10 meters, or about 33 feet, will be released to the public worldwide.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37948U 11073A   17203.53571527 -.00000183 +00000-0 +10000-3 0  9998
2 37948 053.1644 310.3291 0049721 204.4791 073.1988 01.00285079020791
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC