Long March 3B
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $70,000,000
Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.
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Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
186 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
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 50 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 51 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.
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.
One more for good luck this year .
Another winner for China happy end to 2021.