Long March 3 | Feng Yun 2B

Long March 3 | Feng Yun 2B

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













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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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.


Feng Yun 2B

China's geostationary meteorological satellite program FY-2 (Feng Yun 2) began its development in 1980. It is built by the Shanghai Institute of Satellite Engineering.

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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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