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China Launches Experimental Satellite in Project to Boost Broadband Communication

China launched an experimental satellite on Saturday morning as part of its major new Hongyun Project, which seeks to establish a low-orbit broadband communi...

Hongyun-1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Unknown Pad Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Hongyun is planned constellation of 156 low Earth orbit communications satellites by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC). Hongyun-1 is a technology demonstration satellite.

Long March 11

Family: Long March
Configuration: 11

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    20.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    58 T
  • Thrust
    1177 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 11
  • Family
    Long March
  • Variant
    11
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 11
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 412 Failures: 22 Pending: 9

Agency Type: Government

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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