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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: 35,686.5 km
Apogee: 36,053.7 km
Inclination: 53.6 °
Period: 1,440.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42241 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   16210.02173135 -.00000187  00000-0  10000-3 0  9996
2 37948  53.6234 314.4982 0043473 203.4332 250.2272  1.00286795 17191
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 1154