may, 2018

03may16:00Long March 3B • APStar-6C

Event Details

Launch Date: May 3, 2018
Launch Window: ~16 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B/G2
Launch Operator: CALT/CGWIC
Launch Site: LC2, Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Payload: APStar-6C
Satellite Type: Communications


A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch the APStar-6C commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) for the construction of the satellite and its launch on a Chinese rocket. Based on the DFH-4 satellite platform, the satellite will host a hybrid payload comprising C, Ku, and Ka-Band payloads to deliver VSAT, video distribution, Direct-to-home television and cellular backhaul to the Asia-Pacific Region.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Long March 3B

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Thursday) 16:00 UTC


Xichang Satellite Launch Center