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ChinaSat 9B

Long March 3B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ChinaSat 9B

Type: Communications
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

179 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/E – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 3
Length: 56.3 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 456 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 12000 kg

The Long March 3B/E was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2007-05-13. Long March 3B/E has 47 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 48 launches. 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.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

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

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Shame the launch is not shown on the net.?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

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