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Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A)

Long March 3B/E

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Partial Failure

Mission

Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A)

Type: Communications

ChinaSat-9A is based on the DFH-4 satellite platform and is to provide direct broadcast services with eighteen 36MHz and four 54MHz BSS Ku band transponders. Together with ChinaSat-9 direct broadcast satellite, ChinaSat 9A is designed to serve the radio and TV transmission, digital film and digital broadband multi-media system as well as information and entertainment broadcasting market.

Location

Unknown Pad

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

179 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

Unknown Pad, 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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