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Launch Time
NET March, 2020
First flight of the Long March 7A.


Long March 7A
Status: Planned
Liftoff Thrust: 7,200 kN
Payload to GTO: 7,000 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Fairing Diameter: 4.2 m
Fairing Height: 12.4 m

Mission Details


The satellite was built by SAST. According to public announcement the satellite will be mainly used to conduct a test on high speed/multi-frequency wide-band data transfer communication. The lack of public information has lead to the suspiction, that this satellite has a military mission. The published image of the satellite does not fit to a communications satellite. It has been speculated, that it might be in fact a military Huoyan-1 early warning satellite.
Payloads: 1
Geostationary Earth Orbit