Beidou DW 1
Long March 3A
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Beidou DW 1
Satellite for the second phase of the Chinese Beidou navigation system
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Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 )
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
186 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
Long March 3A – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 3
- 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.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CASC
- Administration: Chairman & 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.