Echostar I

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

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

EchoStar 1 is an American geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by a CZ-2E with EPKM upper stage rocket from Xichang Center in Sichuan province, PRC. The 3288 kg spacecraft carries 16 Ku-band transponders to enable direct broadcast communications and television channels through 0.5 meter dishes on the ground in the American continents.

Long March 2E

Family: Long March 2
Configuration: 2E

The Long March 2C is a family of expendable launch vehicles made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine.

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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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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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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