Long March 3B/E | BELINTERSAT-1

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 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.

Mission

BELINTERSAT-1

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.

Location

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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