Long March 3B/E
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
The DFH-4 based satellite is a communications satellite with a service life of 15 years. LaoSat-1 contains 14 C-band transponders, 8 Ku-band transponders powered by two solar arrays and will be stationed at 128.5Â° East.
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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
196 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
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.