Long March 3B/E | Zhongxing 6C (Chinasat 6C)

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 Zhongxing 6C (Chinasat 6C) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Mar 9th, 2019, 11:28 AM EST 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

Zhongxing 6C (Chinasat 6C)

Zhongxing 6C is a high-throughput Ka-band communications satellite. It will be positioned at 130° East orbital slot.

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 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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