Long March 3B/E | Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18)

Long March 3B/E | Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18)

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.


Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18)

Zhongxing-18 (Chinasat-18) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus. The Chinasat-18 provides Ku commercial communications services with 30 Ku-band transponders, Ka broadband communication services with 14 Ka-band MSS spot user beams and exploring Ka-band broadcasting services with 2 Ka BSS-band transponders within the service coverage areas.

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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 44

Consecutive Success 24

Maiden Flight 2007-05-13

Launch Failures 1


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