Long March 3B/E | Tiantong 1-01

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 3B/E Rocket

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 3B/E rocket as part of the Tiantong1-01 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Aug 5th, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT from Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 3B/E and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Tiantong1-01

Tiantong1-01 is a mobile telecommunications satellite developed by Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CASC) and will be operated by China Satcom to provide around the clock coverage in China, Middle East, Africa, the Pacific Ocean & Indian Ocean.

Location

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
China National Space Administration

Rocket

Long March 3

The Long March 3B / E (G2) (CZ-3B / E) is one of the most successful medium-range launchers and the strongest variant of the CZ-3 series. It was specially developed for the transport of heavy communications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit. The additional designation "E" stands for a higher payload fairing, stretched boosters and extended fuel tanks at the first stage, over the CZ-3B.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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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