Long March 3B/E | Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A)

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

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is scheduled to launch a Long March 3B/E rocket as part of the Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on Sun, Jun 18th, 2017, 12:05 PM EDT from Unknown, Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The status of the launch is . Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 3B/E and experience the excitement for yourself.


Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A)

ChinaSat-9A is based on the DFH-4 satellite platform and is to provide direct broadcast services with eighteen 36MHz and four 54MHz BSS Ku band transponders. Together with ChinaSat-9 direct broadcast satellite, ChinaSat 9A is designed to serve the radio and TV transmission, digital film and digital broadband multi-media system as well as information and entertainment broadcasting market.


Unknown, Xichang Satellite Launch Center

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


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
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