China National Space Administration

Long March 3B / YZ-1

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Administrator: Tang Dengjie Founded: 1993 Successes: 57 Failures: 1 Pending: 2

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People's Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities. CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) assumed the authority over space development efforts previously held by the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. The CNSA has many launch sites around China with their orbital sites located in Jiuquan, Xichang, Taiyuan and Wenchang.


Launch Vehicle

Long March 3B / YZ-1

Family: Long March

Vehicle Specifications

Long March 3B
GTO: 4800
LEO: 0
Length: 54.8 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 425k kg
Thurst: 5923 kN


The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will be a global satellite navigation system consisting of 35 satellites. Resolution of the BeiDou system has been reported to be as high as 0.5 metres.

Launch Window

NET: July 25th 2015 - 12:29 UTC

Open: July 31st 2015 - 12:29 UTC

Close: July 31st 2015 - 12:29 UTC

Watch the Launch

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center




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