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ChinaSat 1D

Long March 3B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


ChinaSat 1D

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $70,000,000

The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military comsats and data relay satellites. They provide both C-band and UHF communications.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. manufactured the satellites based on the DFH-4 Bus.

FH-2D is also known as Chinasat-1D.

Location


Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) has witnessed the launch of 108 rockets, including 108 orbital launch attempts, while Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 202 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 3B/E

The Long March 3B / E (G2) (CZ-3B / E) is one of the most successful medium-range launchers and the strongest variant of the CZ-3 series.
It was specially developed for the transport of heavy communications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit.

The additional designation “E” stands for a higher payload fairing, stretched boosters and extended fuel tanks at the first stage, over the CZ-3B.

Long March 3B/E

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
2 years ago

Good luck to the CASC Long March 3 rocket .

mikezang
mikezang
2 years ago

it is not ChinaSat-6D.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

Nominal launch and webcast .