Long March 3B | ChinaSat 6D

Long March 3B | ChinaSat 6D

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)
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.

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ChinaSat 6D

ZX 6D (Zhongxing 6D, ChinaSat 6D) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4 bus. It is similar to ZX 6C launched in 2019. The Chinasat 6D satellite provides commercial communications services with twenty-five C-band transponders and supports high-quality and reliable uplink and downlink transmissions of programs for the radio and TV stations and cable TV networks. The satellite is being manufactured by CAST and will be launched onboard a CZ-3B/G2 launch vehicle.

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Long March 3B/E


Height 56.30 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 5500 kg

Liftoff Thrust 5924 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 12000 kg

Liftoff Mass 456 Tonnes


Launch Success 45

Consecutive Success 25

Maiden Flight 2007-05-13

Launch Failures 1


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Cosmic_Penguin

2022-04-15T12:44:43+0000

Launch success

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Cosmic_Penguin

2022-04-11T06:14:23+0000

Added launch per NOTAMs - payload and launch vehicle identities uncertain.

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