LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Sun Jul 02 2017
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Shijian 18

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(11:23 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(11:13 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(4:11 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Long March 5/YZ-2

Description:

Long March 5/YZ-2 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • Shijian 18 is a Chinese experimental geostationary satellite based on the new DFH-5 Bus. Reportedly the transmission capacity of the satellite is double that of current Chinese communications satellites, allowing more television channels and clearer programs to be transmitted. The new satellite will also improve internet connectivity and accessibility as well as reduce users' costs.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Pad

Wenchang