Zhongxing 2D (Chinasat 2D)

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

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

Chinasat 2D is a geostationary communications satellite.

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Long March 3

Family: Long March 3
Configuration: 3B

The Long March 3B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Introduced in 1996, it is launched from Launch Area 2 and 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. A three-stage rocket with four strap-on liquid rocket boosters, it is currently the most powerful member of the Long March rocket family and the heaviest of the Long March 3 rocket family, and is mainly used to place communications satellites into geosynchronous orbits.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    54.8 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    426 T
  • Thrust
    5923 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 3
  • Family
    Long March 3
  • Variant
    3B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 3B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $70,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    11500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5100 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    2000 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 219 Failures: 10 Pending: 10

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

Pad: Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)


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