Long March 3C/E | Tianlian 1-05

Long March 3C/E | Tianlian 1-05

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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Tianlian 1-05

Tianlian 1, also known as Tian Lian 1, TL-1, and CTDRS-1 is a Chinese data tracking and relay communications satellite series. Based on the DFH-3 satellite bus, it will provide communication coverage for manned Shenzhou missions, from Shenzhou 7 onwards. Functionally, it is similar to the United States Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

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Long March 3C/E


Height 55.64 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 3900 kg

Liftoff Thrust 5923 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 8000 kg

Liftoff Mass 344 Tonnes


Launch Success 2

Consecutive Success 2

Maiden Flight 2014-10-23

Launch Failures 0


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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-07-06T16:50:06+0000

Launch success.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-07-06T16:05:43+0000

Liftoff confirmed.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-07-04T13:35:41+0000

Launch time confirmed.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-07-01T08:29:35+0000

Added launch per reports of launch date.

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