Remove Ads

INTELSAT 708

Long March 3

China Aerospace Corporation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

INTELSAT 708

Type: Communications

Geostationary communications satellite

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

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments