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KL-Beta

Long March 6

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

KL-Beta

Type: Communications

The KL-Beta A and B, satellites are test satellites for a global multimedia satellite system for the German company KLEO Connect and the Chinese company Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology.

The satellites were built by CAS Microspace and feature a Ka-band communications payload.

The prototype system also includes another satellite “GMS-T” built by OHB System of Germany.

Location

Launch Complex 16

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

116 rockets have launched from Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Complex 16, Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 6 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 6
Length: 29 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 103 T

The Long March 6 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on . Long March 6 has 10 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 10 launches.

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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