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Status

Success

ChinaSat 18

Launch Time
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:03 UTC
Satellite reported to be malfunctioning post separation from the launch vehicle; trouble-shooting underway.

Rocket

Long March 3B/E
CASC
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 5,922 kN
Payload to LEO: 11,500 kg
Payload to GTO: 5,500 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 56.3 m
Fairing Diameter: 4.2 m
Fairing Height: 9.56 m

Mission Details

ChinaSat 18 (Zhongxing-18)

ZX 18 (ChinaSat 18) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus. The Chinasat 18 provides Ku commercial communications services with 30 Ku-band transponders, Ka broadband communication services with 14 Ka-band MSS spot user beams and exploring Ka-band broadcasting services with 2 Ka BSS-band transponders within the service coverage areas.
Payloads: 1
Geostationary Earth Orbit

Location

Stats

2019

58th orbital launch attempt