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Apstar 2

Long March 2E

China Aerospace Corporation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Apstar 2

Type: Communications

The APStar 2 satellite was designed to serve two-thirds of the world’s population – from China, Japan, and Vietnam on the east; to Russia, Eastern Europe, and India on the west; and to Australia on the south. APT Satellite Company, Ltd., of Hong Kong, ordered the high-power Hughes HS 601 spacecraft model in November 1993, as well as satellite control facility equipment and operator training.

Location

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

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

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2E – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 2
Length: 49.686 m
Diameter: 7.85 m
Launch Mass: 462 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 9200 kg

The Long March 2E was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1990-07-16. Long March 2E has 5 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 7 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 Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC

Country: CHN

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