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Beidou-3 M19 & M20

Long March 3B/YZ-1

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Beidou-3 M19 & M20

Type: Navigation

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.

Trajectory

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Location

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 )

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

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

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 3B/YZ-1 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

  • Family: Long March 3
  • Length: 54.8 m
  • Diameter: 3.35 m
  • Launch Mass: 425 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 11500 kg

The Long March 3B/YZ-1 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1996-02-14. Long March 3B/YZ-1 has 13 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 13 launches. The Long March 3B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Introduced in 1996, it is launched from Launch Area 2 and 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. A three-stage rocket with four strap-on liquid rocket boosters, it is currently the most powerful member of the Long March rocket family and the heaviest of the Long March 3 rocket family, and is mainly used to place communications satellites into geosynchronous orbits.

Agency

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.

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