Long March 3B
Shijian-13/Chinasat-16

Long March 3B | Shijian-13/Chinasat-16

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


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 3B rocket as part of the Shijian-13/Chinasat-16 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed Apr 12th 2017 6:58 AM 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 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Shijian-13/Chinasat-16

This is a Chinese experimental geostationary communications satellite. Besides testing the electric propulsion, the satellite is also reported to carry Chinas first high-throughput satellite payload (HTS), with a capacity of 20 GB per second. The satellite is aiming to provide Ka-band satellite broadband and multimedia services. Additionally it is also to conduct space-to-ground laser communications experiments.

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 3B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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