LAUNCH CENTER

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Wed Sep 19 2018
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Beidou-3 M13 & M14

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(2:07 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(2:07 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(2:07 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Long March 3B/YZ-1

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/YZ-1 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Navigation
  • These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Pad

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)