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Class: Communications. Type: Military. Nation: China.

Communications satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 941 kg.


STTW Chronology


29 January 1984 China 14 Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. FAILURE: Third stage failed to ignite. Mass: 900 kg. Perigee: 484 km. Apogee: 6,446 km. Inclination: 36.1 deg.

Payload stranded in LEO.


08 April 1984 China 15 Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. Mass: 900 kg. Perigee: 35,733 km. Apogee: 35,796 km. Inclination: 6.1 deg.

Stationed at 125 deg E; experimental communications.


01 February 1986 China 18 Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. Perigee: 35,773 km. Apogee: 35,807 km. Inclination: 4.7 deg.

Stationed at 103 deg E.


07 March 1988 China 22 Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. Mass: 900 kg. Perigee: 35,786 km. Apogee: 35,789 km. Inclination: 0.5 deg.

Shiyong Tongbu Tongxin Weixing; 88 deg E.


22 December 1988 China 25 Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. Mass: 900 kg. Perigee: 35,787 km. Apogee: 35,791 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Stationed at 110 deg E.


04 February 1990 China 26 Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. Mass: 1,024 kg. Perigee: 35,783 km. Apogee: 35,795 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Shiyang Tongbu Tonxin Weixing; 98.5 deg E. National operational communications satellite. Designation 1990-2.


28 December 1991 China 34 Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. FAILURE: Third stage failed to ignite. Partial Failure. Mass: 1,025 kg. Perigee: 2,017 km. Apogee: 34,047 km. Inclination: 31.5 deg.

Third stage failure; unusable orbit. Operational communications.



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