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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.

Trajectory

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Location

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

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

190 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

Agency

China Aerospace Corporation – CASC

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: CASC
  • Country: CHN
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