Apstar 2

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The APStar 2 satellite was designed to serve two-thirds of the world's population - from China, Japan, and Vietnam on the east; to Russia, Eastern Europe, and India on the west; and to Australia on the south. APT Satellite Company, Ltd., of Hong Kong, ordered the high-power Hughes HS 601 spacecraft model in November 1993, as well as satellite control facility equipment and operator training.

Long March 2E

Family: Long March 2
Configuration: 2E

The Long March 2E is a斯expendable launch vehicle made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine, augmented by 4 liquid fuel boosters using the same fuel.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    49.686 m
  • Diameter
    7.85 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    7.85 m
  • Launch Mass
    462 T
  • Thrust
    5923 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 2E
  • Family
    Long March 2
  • Variant
    2E
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 2E
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    9200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 445 Failures: 13 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.

INFO WIKI

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)


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