december, 2017

10dec16:35Long March 3B • AlcomSat-1

Event Details

Launch Date: December 10, 2017
Launch Window: ~16:35 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B/G2
Launch Operator: CALT
Launch Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Payload: AlcomSat-1 (5,200kg)
Satellite Type: Communications


A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will lift the AlcomSat-1 communications satellite for the Algerian Space Agency. AlcomSat-1 was built by CAST based on the DFH-4 Geostationary Satellite Platform and hosts a dual-mission payload comprising Ka- and Ku-Band transponders for civilian operation and a military payload offering capacity in X-Band as well as the UHF and EHF frequency bands for operation by the military and strategic state sectors.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Long March 3B

? Payload Overview: Beidou-3 Satellite Navigation System

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Sunday) 16:35 UTC


Xichang Satellite Launch Center