Long March 3B | Shijian 21

Long March 3B | Shijian 21

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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Shijian 21

Chinese payload launching on trajectory consistent with geostationary transfer target orbit, official purpose declared as "validation of on orbit space debris reduction technologies".

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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 46

Consecutive Success 26

Maiden Flight 2007-05-13

Launch Failures 1


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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-10-24T02:13:01+0000

Launch success.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-10-23T06:52:12+0000

Added launch per NOTAMs. Payload identity not known and the identity of rocket is uncertain.

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