Beidou Satellite Drifts from Geostationary Orbital Slot

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  1. Sam Wormley

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    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/wide-awake-dirt-6500
     
    Sam Wormley, Dec 3, 2009
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