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Apstar 1A

Long March 3

China Aerospace Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Apstar 1A

Type: Communications

The APSTAR 1 spacecraft carries such general communications traffic as voice, fax, data, and television signals across China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam. APSTAR 1A has expanded coverage to India and Pakistan. Hughes Space and Communications International, Inc., signed a contract in May 1992 with APT Satellite Company, Ltd., of Hong Kong for the first satellite. APT ordered APSTAR IA in March 1995. The spacecraft were built at the Hughes Space and Communications Company facilities in El Segundo, Calif.

Location

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

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

Rocket

Long March 3 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 3
Length: 23.49 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 204 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 5000 kg

The Long March 3 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1984-01-29. Long March 3 has 12 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 13 launches. The Long March 3 is a chinese orbital carrier rocket. They all launched from Launch Area 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is a 3 stage rocket used to put communication satellites into geosynchronous trasfer orbits.

Agency

China Aerospace Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC

Country: CHN

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