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BEIDOU G5

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BEIDOU G5 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 38091
Int'l Code: 2012-008A
Perigee: 35,768.8 km
Apogee: 35,815.9 km
Inclination: 2.1 °
Period: 1,436.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42163 km
RCS: 10.1705 m2 (large)
Launch date: February 24, 2012
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Xichang Space Center, China (XSC)

BEIDOU G5 is the 11th operational Beidou satellite launched by China since 2007. It is the fifth craft to be launched into geosynchronous orbit over the equator, while other satellites operate in medium-altitude orbits and inclined flight paths to cover polar regions. China activated the Beidou network Dec. 27 on a trial basis. Its 10 operational satellites currently provide services over the Asia-Pacific region, including most of China. The coverage zone stretches from the southern border of Russia to Australia, and from India in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The system has been used in transportation, weather forecasting, marine fisheries, hydrological monitoring, and mapping, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. Global coverage will be possible by 2020 with a constellation of 35 satellites.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 38091U 12008A   18052.12464259  .00000049  00000-0  00000+0 0  9993
2 38091   2.0843  60.1584 0005589 249.1962 305.2540  1.00276685 22013
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC