LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Jul 21 1994
China Aerospace Corporation

APSTAR 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

July 21, 1994 at 6:55 AM EDT

(July 21, 1994 at 10:55 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

July 21, 1994 at 6:55 AM EDT

(July 21, 1994 at 10:55 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

July 21, 1994 at 6:55 AM EDT

(July 21, 1994 at 10:55 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The APSTAR 1 spacecraft carries such general communications traffic as voice, fax, data, and television signals across China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam. APSTAR 1A has expanded coverage to India and Pakistan. Hughes Space and Communications International, Inc., signed a contract in May 1992 with APT Satellite Company, Ltd., of Hong Kong for the first satellite. APT ordered APSTAR IA in March 1995. The spacecraft were built at the Hughes Space and Communications Company facilities in El Segundo, Calif.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

    Pad

    Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 )