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On the 17th May  2023  in  CNSA _China National Space Administration -China – People’s Republic of China At 1049 hours Hong Kong –Beijing Time China- People’s Republic of China launch the Chang Zheng – Long march 3B  Carrier Rocket launching from station form Xichang Satellite Launch Center Sichuan Province…..Deploying Geo Stationary  the World’s Number one leading Beidou3 Series  56th Navigation Satellite  

The 56th Beidou navigation satellite was successfully sent into the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. This launch is the 473rd flight of the Long March series of launch vehicles. (China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology)​​​​

长征三号乙火箭, During the Launch of The Chang Zheng Long March 3b Carrier Rocket Yao 87 , one of its boosters has two “blue” Color bar bar”, indicating that a booster parachute test was carried out again, which effectively narrowed the range of the booster’s landing zone! This is the third time that the Chang Zheng Long March 3b Carrier Rocket booster has undergone parachute recovery technology verification…..

国家组织发布56th Beidou Navigation Satellite and the first Beidou-3 backup star, this is the 90th launch of the Chang Zheng Long March 3b Carrier Rocket rocket….! The Beidou-3 GEO-4 Satellite is the first backup satellite of my country’s Beidou-3 project. After entering orbit and completing the in-orbit test, it will be connected to the Beidou satellite navigation system. This launch is the first mission in three years after the high-density networking of the Beidou-3 project.

First Beidou-3 backup star GEO-4 star mission badge description:
“Containing red clover leaves, a city facing the wind and beauty.” In Xichang in May, the bougainvillea is in full bloom. Pianxiayun, leaning on or probing, is so beautiful. The outline of this badge adopts the shape of the city flower of Xichang – Bougainvillea. The flower language of bougainvillea is enthusiasm and perseverance, implying auspicious and festive blessings, and symbolizing a tenacious and progressive spirit.
A Long March 3B carrier rocket went straight into the sky, splitting the badge pattern in two. The collision between night and day is very visually impactful, and it also bears the hard work and hard work of the astronauts behind each launch mission day and night. The Big Dipper shining in the cosmic sky symbolizes the breakthrough progress of this launch of the Beidou navigation satellite. The starry sky is vast, and the exploration is endless. We astronauts will take a steadier and farther step in our pursuit of dreams and stars!

The precise single-point positioning service of the first Beidou-3 backup satellite has the super capability to support four navigation system services…..The launch of the 31st Beidou-3 navigation satellite (GEO-4 star) will further enhance the system services It is of great significance to promote the characteristic services of the Beidou system and support the large-scale application of the Beidou system. The satellite realizes the on-orbit hot backup of the existing geostationary satellites, which will enhance the availability and robustness of the system, increase the short message communication capacity of the existing area of ​​the system by one-third, and improve satellite-based enhancement and precise single-point positioning Service performance helps users achieve fast and high-precision positioning.

GEO satellites (geosynchronous orbit satellites) are stationed in space 36,000 kilometers above the earth. They are responsible for the important mission of providing enhanced services for the improvement of the technical indicators of the Beidou global navigation system. They are affectionately called “auspicious stars”. The fifty-six Beidou navigation satellites are the fourth “auspicious star” of the Beidou family.

Previously, the precise single-point positioning service in the Beidou-3 global satellite navigation system also supported the “GPS + Beidou” dual navigation system. In order to support the leap from dual systems to four systems for precision single-point positioning services, the research and development team of Xi’an Branch of the Fifth Academy of Sciences greatly improved the navigation performance of the fourth “auspicious star”, and upgraded the satellite’s downlink navigation task processing unit. The upgraded precision single point positioning service can have the super ability to support four kinds of navigation system services.

Images and visuals are from their Respectives CMS China Manned SpaceCNSA-China National Space Administration

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