Long March 3B/E | APStar-6C

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

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 3B/E rocket as part of the APStar-6C mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, May 3rd, 2018, 12:00 PM EDT from Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

APStar-6C

APStar-6C is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) for satellite production and launch services. It will deliver VSAT, video distribution, Direct-to-home television and cellular backhaul to the Asia-Pacific Region.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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
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