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Apstar 2R

Long March 3

China Aerospace Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Apstar 2R

Type: Communications

Space Systems/Loral’s (SS/L) Apstar-2R is one of the most powerful spacecraft in Asia-Pacific service. Launched in China in 1997 by APT Satellite Company, Ltd., the satellite offers regional voice, video, and data services to an area large enough to link Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region into a broad telecommunications network.

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 3B – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 3
Length: 54.8 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 426 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 11500 kg

The Long March 3B was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1996-02-14. Long March 3B has 22 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 25 launches. The Long March 3B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Introduced in 1996, it is launched from Launch Area 2 and 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. A three-stage rocket with four strap-on liquid rocket boosters, it is currently the most powerful member of the Long March rocket family and the heaviest of the Long March 3 rocket family, and is mainly used to place communications satellites into geosynchronous orbits.

Agency

China Aerospace Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC

Country: CHN

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