Long March 3B/E | LaoSat-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 LaoSat-1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Nov 20th, 2015, 10:53 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

LaoSat-1

The DFH-4 based satellite is a communications satellite with a service life of 15 years. LaoSat-1 contains 14 C-band transponders, 8 Ku-band transponders powered by two solar arrays and will be stationed at 128.5° East.

Location

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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