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APStar 6E

Long March 2C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

APStar 6E

Type: Communications

APStar 6E is a small high-throughput communication satellite for Hong Kong based APT Satellite. It is based on the new DFH-3E small GEO platform developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), featuring all-electric propulsion. The satellite will provide satellite telecommunication services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Payload includes a transfer stage to send the satellite to GTO.

Location

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 )

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

184 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2C – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

  • Family: Long March 2
  • Length: 42 m
  • Diameter: 3.35 m
  • Launch Mass: 233 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3850 kg

The Long March 2C was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1982-09-09. Long March 2C has 54 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 55 launches. The Long March 2C is a family of expendable launch vehicles made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: CASC
  • Administration: Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei
  • Founded: 1999
  • Launchers: Long March
  • Country: CHN

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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
16 days ago

Nice launch.!….