Long March 3B rocket launch starts China’s 2021 account with launch of Tiantong 1-03 comsat

by | Jan 20, 2021 | Seradata News

A Chinese Long March 3B/G3 (CZ-3B/G3) rocket lifted off from the Xichang launch site in China at 1625 GMT on 19 January 2021. The launch carried the Tiantong 1-03 (aka Tiantong-1 03) communications satellite which is designed to operate from geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) and will provide S-band mobile communications services via the use of a large unfurlable antenna. The 5.4 metric ton spacecraft is built by CAST and is thought to use its DFH-4 bus design. It will be operated by China SatCom,

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