Long March 3B/E | BELINTERSAT-1

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

Launch Status

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 3B/E rocket as part of the BELINTERSAT-1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Jan 15th, 2016, 11:57 AM EST 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/E and experience the excitement for yourself.



The Belarussian satellite BELINTERSAT-1 (also known as ChinaSat-15) is a communications satellite that will provide TV, Radio broadcasting and internet access to European and Eastern regions. The satellite was built in close partnership with China and contains 20 C-Band and 18 Ku-band transponders. Stationed at 51.5 degrees east in a geostationary orbit the satellite is expected to remain operational for at least 15 years.


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

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China


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

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.