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Echostar I

Long March 2E

China Aerospace Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Echostar I

Type: Communications

EchoStar 1 is an American geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by a CZ-2E with EPKM upper stage rocket from Xichang Center in Sichuan province, PRC. The 3288 kg spacecraft carries 16 Ku-band transponders to enable direct broadcast communications and television channels through 0.5 meter dishes on the ground in the American continents.

Location

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

180 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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