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 (BDS) is a Chinese satellite navigation system. It consists of two separate satellite constellations – a limited test system that has been operating since 2000, and a full-scale global navigation system that is currently under construction. Beidou-3 are the third generation of navigation satellites which are launched into medium Earth orbit.

Launch Window

NET: January 11th 2018 - 23:18 UTC

Open: January 11th 2018 - 22:55 UTC

Close: January 11th 2018 - 23:34 UTC

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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Unknown, Xichang Satellite Launch Center




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