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Status

Success

Tianlian-2-03

Launch Time
Tue Jul 12, 2022 16:30 UTC

Rocket

Long March 3B/E
CASC
Status: Active
Price: $29.15 million
Liftoff Thrust: 5,986 kN
Payload to LEO: 11,500 kg
Payload to GTO: 5,550 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 56.3 m
Fairing Diameter: 4.2 m
Fairing Height: 9.56 m

Mission Details

Tianlian-2-03

The TL 2 (Tian Lian 2) satellite is a geostationary relay satellite based on the DFH-4 Bus (three-axis-stabilized telecommunications satellite platform).

TL 2 will be used to support real-time communications between orbiting satellites and ground control stations. This system will replace the current network of ground-based space tracking and telemetry stations and space tracking ships.

TL 2 represents the second generation of this relay satellite network.

Payloads: 1
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Location

LC-2, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China

Stats

2022

81st orbital launch attempt

Long March 3

143rd mission
2nd mission of 2022
135th successful mission
19th consecutive successful mission