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ChinaSat 9B

Long March 3B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


ChinaSat 9B

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

Zhongxing-9B (ChinaSat 9B) is a Chinese communications satellite, that will replace the Zhongxing-9A satellite in orbit. The latter was launched in 2017, but the CZ-3B launch vehicle suffered a partial failure, and the satellite had to burn a large amount of fuel to reach its nominal orbit.

ZX-9B will be used to retransmit television to the Chinese, as well as to provide television communications with Chinese islands, and ships sailing near the coast. The satellite will also be used to broadcast the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in 8K.

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 107 rockets, including 107 orbital launch attempts, while Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 199 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 O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

Fingers Xed here for another satellite launch for the 2022 Winter Olympics in 8K wow!

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

Shame the launch is not shown on the net.?

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

Nailed the launch ,broadcasts in 8K coming up .
Well done CASC.