Long March 3B / YZ-1
Beidou-3 M5 & M6

Long March 3B / YZ-1 | Beidou-3 M5 & M6

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 3B / YZ-1 Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 3B / YZ-1 rocket as part of the Beidou-3 M5 & M6 mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission was on Sat, Jul 28th, 2018, 9:32 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 / YZ-1 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Beidou-3 M5 & M6

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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 / YZ-1

China National Space Administration

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People's Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities. CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) assumed the authority over space development efforts previously held by the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. The CNSA has many launch sites around China with their orbital sites located in Jiuquan, Xichang, Taiyuan and Wenchang.

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