Tag Archives: Long March 3B

Belintersat-1 on orbit !

On 15 January 2016 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center first Byelorussian satellite was launched on atop of Long March 3B rocket. CNSA started 2016 with success! In Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 16:57:04.080. GMT earsplitting sound of four YF-25 and four YF-21C was breaking silence of night. Long March 3B started to lift slowly from launch tower on LC3 launch site…
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China will remain main contractor for Nigerian satellites

It was announced that China will be main contractor for new Nigcomsat satellites. China and Nigeria are starting negotiating new contract for additional Nigcomsat satellites. Government of Nigeria is planning to spend over $700 million for this investment thanks to the credit provided by China Exim Bank.  Chinese contractor, China Great Wall Industry Corporation will develop two satellites: Nigcomsat-2 and Nigcomsat-3.…
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China’s Communications satellite to connect Asia-Pacific

Thursday witnessed the launch of a Chinese communications satellite, Apstar 6C, owned by a Hong Kong operator on Thursday atop a Long March 3B rocket from the space base of Xichang, Southwest China. The communications craft lifted off from a mountain region in Sichuan province at 12:06 p.m. EDT (1606 GMT) as stated by the…
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China with the Dream of a Reusable Launch Vehicle

The Long March 8 of China is one of the future launchers off the country that might have a first stage which is reusable as stated by the designer of the rocket. Even though much details have not been disclosed by the Chinese, experts expect the rocket would be an expendable one. The initial project…
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China Launches Apstar-6C satellite successfully

On 3rd May 2018, China launched the Apstar-6C communications satellite, thereby placing the 5-metric-ton satellite successfully into the geostationary-transfer orbit. The Long March 3B launch vehicle left from the Launch Complex 2 located at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, present in southwest China at 6 minutes past noon, Eastern, in keeping with the airspace closure…
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Long March 3B launch Apstar 6C satellite successfully

China has successfully launched the Apstar- 6C communication satellite into its geostationary orbit on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The launch vehicle is the Long March 3B; it launched from Launch Complex 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch center, China. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced that the launch was successful. The Xichang…
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Another two Beidou satellites delivered to orbit

CNSA managed to deliver to orbit next two satellites operating under Beidou navigational system. China plans to launch another 14 Beidou satellites before end of the 2018 and complete constellation in 2020 with 30 operational satellites. Supported by four liquid fueled (N2O4 / UDMH) boosters Long March 3B was launched today at 05:03 UTC from…
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China resumes Long March 3B flights

CNSA decided to resume flights of Long March 3B rocket; vehicle was grounded after failed mission with first Chinasat-9A spacecraft which was deployed on lower orbit comparing to original plan. It was preceded and later followed by other missions when Chinese rockets performed below nominal parameters. After underpowered launch on June 19, 2017, when Long…
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