LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat May 30 1998
China Aerospace Corporation

Zhongwei 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

May 30, 1998 at 6:00 AM EDT

(May 30, 1998 at 10:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

May 30, 1998 at 6:00 AM EDT

(May 30, 1998 at 10:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

May 30, 1998 at 6:00 AM EDT

(May 30, 1998 at 10:00 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The Zhongwei 1 (Chinastar 1) satellite, an A2100A class comsat built by Lockheed Martin for the China Orient Telecommunications Satellite Co., part of the Chinese telecoms ministry. Zhongwei 1 will serve China, India, Korea and southeast Asia with 18 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders. It was orbited on a CZ-3B launch vehicle using a supersynchronous transfer orbit.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

    Pad

    Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)