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Beidou Daohang Shiyan Wei. 2

Long March 3A

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Beidou Daohang Shiyan Wei. 2

Type: Navigation

The BD 1 (Beidou 1) satellites were the 1st phase of the chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. The first phase uses only geostationary satellites, in contrast to GPS and GLONASS. This reduces the number of satellites, but limits the coverage to a less than hemispherical area. The basic constellation requires 3 satellites. The satellites are based on the DFH-3 Bus.

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 3A – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March
Length: 52.5 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 240 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 kg

The Long March 3A was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on . Long March 3A has 27 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 27 launches.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March

Country: CHN

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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