Long March 3B | ChinaSat 1D

Long March 3B | ChinaSat 1D

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 1D

The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military comsats and data relay satellites. They provide both C-band and UHF communications. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. manufactured the satellites based on the DFH-4 Bus. FH-2D is also known as Chinasat-1D.

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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 42

Consecutive Success 22

Maiden Flight 2007-05-13

Launch Failures 1


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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-11-26T17:32:45+0000

Launch success.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-11-22T07:58:27+0000

New launch window per NOTAMs.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-11-18T08:14:24+0000

Launch added per NOTAMs; identity of launch vehicle and payload uncertain.

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