LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Nov 01 2018
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Beidou-3 G1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(3:57 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(3:50 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(5:13 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Long March 3B

Description:

The Long March 3B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Introduced in 1996, it is launched from Launch Area 2 and 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. A three-stage rocket with four strap-on liquid rocket boosters, it is currently the most powerful member of the Long March rocket family and the heaviest of the Long March 3 rocket family, and is mainly used to place communications satellites into geosynchronous orbits.

Long March 3B rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Navigation
  • This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector and additionally deployable S/L-band and C-band antennas.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Pad

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)