Long March 3 | Apstar 1A

Long March 3 | Apstar 1A

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













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China Aerospace Corporation


Apstar 1A

The APSTAR 1 spacecraft carries such general communications traffic as voice, fax, data, and television signals across China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam. APSTAR 1A has expanded coverage to India and Pakistan. Hughes Space and Communications International, Inc., signed a contract in May 1992 with APT Satellite Company, Ltd., of Hong Kong for the first satellite. APT ordered APSTAR IA in March 1995. The spacecraft were built at the Hughes Space and Communications Company facilities in El Segundo, Calif.

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Long March 3

Height 23.49 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 1500 kg

Liftoff Thrust 2961 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 5000 kg

Liftoff Mass 204 Tonnes

Launch Success 10

Consecutive Success 2

Maiden Flight 1984-01-29

Launch Failures 3

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