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Tianlian 1-05

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

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

Tianlian 1, also known as Tian Lian 1, TL-1, and CTDRS-1 is a Chinese data tracking and relay communications satellite series. Based on the DFH-3 satellite bus, it will provide communication coverage for manned Shenzhou missions, from Shenzhou 7 onwards. Functionally, it is similar to the United States Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • July 6, 2021, 4:50 p.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • July 6, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

Liftoff confirmed.


Cosmic_Penguin • July 4, 2021, 1:35 p.m.

Launch time confirmed.


Long March 3

Family:
Configuration: C/E

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    55.64 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    344 T
  • Thrust
    5923 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 3
  • Family
  • Variant
    C/E
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 3C/E
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3900 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 460 Failures: 14 Pending: 7

Agency Type:

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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