GPS Forums


Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes

Beidou Satellite Drifts from Geostationary Orbital Slot

 
 
Sam Wormley
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      12-03-2009, 06:53 PM
Beidou Satellite Drifts from Geostationary Orbital Slot
December 1, 2009

Beidou G2, launched last April, has drifted 10 degrees from its initial geostationary
orbital slot. G2 is the Chinese global navigation satellite system's second satellite.
This may mean that it is uncontrollable and has been abandoned. Such a failure — if it is
one — may delay launch of new satellites to begin filling out theChinese GNSS, which is
also known as Compass. As previously reported, demonstration satellite Beidou 1D is also
adrift.

For more, read Editor Alan Cameron's Wide Awake blog.
http://www.gpsworld.com/gnss-system/...wake-dirt-6500

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fifth Beidou/Compass Satellite | GPS World Sam Wormley Global Navigation Satellite Systems 0 04-30-2012 03:37 PM
Beidou/Compass Satellite Achieves Geosynchronous Orbit with inclination of 55.06 Sam Wormley Global Navigation Satellite Systems 8 08-11-2010 04:17 AM
Beidou Satellite Drifts from Geostationary Orbital Slot Sam Wormley Global Navigation Satellite Systems 0 12-03-2009 06:53 PM
ephemeris accuracy of WAAS Geostationary satellites? Sbaoqi Global Navigation Satellite Systems 3 03-01-2006 01:27 PM
eTrex position drifts for several minutes after lock Chris Lawrence Global Navigation Satellite Systems 10 03-01-2004 05:02 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:26 AM.