LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Sun May 13 2007
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Nigcomsat 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(4:01 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(4:01 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(4:01 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Long March 3B/E

Description:

The Long March 3B / E (G2) (CZ-3B / E) is one of the most successful medium-range launchers and the strongest variant of the CZ-3 series. It was specially developed for the transport of heavy communications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit. The additional designation "E" stands for a higher payload fairing, stretched boosters and extended fuel tanks at the first stage, over the CZ-3B.

Long March 3B/E rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • Nigerian geostationary communications satellite. It failed in November 2008 and was replaced in 2011 by NIGCOMSAT 1R
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Pad

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)