Long March 3B / YZ-1
BDS M1-S & BDS M2-S

Long March 3B / YZ-1 | BDS M1-S & BDS M2-S

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

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 3B / YZ-1 rocket as part of the BDS-3 M1 & BDS-3 M2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Jul 31st, 2015, 8:29 AM 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! Watch the launch video of the Long March 3B / YZ-1 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

BDS-3 M1 & BDS-3 M2

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will be a global satellite navigation system consisting of 35 satellites. Resolution of the BeiDou system has been reported to be as high as 0.5 metres.

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 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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