China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation


Successes: 118 Failures: 6 Pending: 18


Launch Vehicle

Long March 3

Configuration: C
Family: Long March 3

Vehicle Specifications

Long March 3C
GTO: None
LEO: None
Length: None m
Diameter: None m
Launch Mass: Nonek kg
Thurst: None kN


Tianlian 1 is a Chinese data tracking and relay communications satellite series. Tianlian 1-04 is the fourth satellite in the constellation. It provides communication coverage for the crewed Shenzhou missions, from Shenzhou 7 onwards. Functionally, it is similar to the United States Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRS).

Launch Window

NET: November 22nd 2016 - 15:24 UTC

Open: November 22nd 2016 - 15:18 UTC

Close: November 22nd 2016 - 15:51 UTC

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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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




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