China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Successes: 188 Failures: 8 Pending: 16

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Long March 3

Configuration: B/E
Family: Long March 3

The Long March 3B / E (G2) (CZ-3B / E) is one of the most successful medium-range launchers and the strongest variant of the CZ-3 series. It was specially developed for the transport of heavy communications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit. The additional designation "E" stands for a higher payload fairing, stretched boosters and extended fuel tanks at the first stage, over the CZ-3B.

Communications


Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus. The Chinasat-18 provides Ku commercial communications services with 30 Ku-band transponders, Ka broadband communication services with 14 Ka-band MSS spot user beams and exploring Ka-band broadcasting services with 2 Ka BSS-band transponders within the service coverage areas.

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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)


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