Xichang Satellite Launch Center - Dataset of Satellites From Launch Site
This dataset contains 148 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center are intended for military and government use (33.8%) and for the purpose of navigation and global positioning (33.1%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 72 (48.6%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2018, which saw the launch of 28 satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center?

Chinese Ministry of National Defense owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (79 - 53.4% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center?

China owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (140 - 94.6% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center to space is Long March 3B which has delivered 79 satellites (53.4%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Non-Polar Inclined orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (50 satellites - 33.8%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 466km to 37,778km, with the average perigee being 21,807.7km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 481km to 37,872km, with the average apogee being 21,908.0km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,462 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 1kg to 6,000kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 280kg to 2,300kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center:

Yaogan 30-9-1.

Long March-2C launches Yaogan-30-09 and Tianqi-14

A military satellite, Yaogan 30-9-1 is operated by Chinese Ministry of National Defense of China for the purpose of earth observation (Electronic Intelligence).

Constructed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) (China), it was launched into space on 18 June 2021 using Long March 2C as the launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Yaogan 30-9-1 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Yaogan 30-9-1 orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-055A and NORAD ID 48860.

With an orbital eccentricity of 6.46E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 592km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 601km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Yaogan 30-9-1 with STPSat-4 from USA.

 Compare Yaogan 30-9-1 with SkySat-7 from USA.


Beidou 3 IGSO-3.

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System serves the world

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Chinese Ministry Of National Defense into space at 4,200 kg

Beidou 3 IGSO-3 is a military and government satellite operated by Chinese Ministry of National Defense (China) for the purpose of navigation and global positioning.

Constructed by Space Technology Research Institute (part of CASC) (China), it was launched into space using Long March 3B as the launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on 5 November 2019. Beidou 3 IGSO-3 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Beidou 3 IGSO-3 has a launch mass of 4,200 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 8 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-073A and NORAD ID 44709.

Beidou 3 IGSO-3 orbits along the longitude of 107 degrees at an inclination of 58 degrees.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,681km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,896km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 2.55E-03 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare Beidou 3 IGSO-3 with TJS-3 from China.

 Compare Beidou 3 IGSO-3 with Optus D3 from Australia.


Zhongxing 2E.

China launches Zhongxing-2E satellite

  Second heaviest satellite launched by China Satellite Communication Corp. (China Satcom) into space at 5,200 kg

A government and commercial satellite, Zhongxing 2E is operated by China Satellite Communication Corp. (China Satcom) of China for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) (China), it was launched into space on 5 August 2021 using Long March 3B as the launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Zhongxing 2E orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Zhongxing 2E has a launch mass of 5,200 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-071A and NORAD ID 49062.

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.30E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,783km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare Zhongxing 2E with Intelsat 906 from USA.

 Compare Zhongxing 2E with LaoSat-1 from Laos.


Tianqi-14.

China launches new remote-sensing satellite group

  Heaviest satellite launched by Guodian Gaoke into space at 50 kg

A commercial satellite, Tianqi-14 is operated by Guodian Gaoke of China for the purpose of technology development.

Constructed by Guodian Gaoke (China), it was launched into space using Long March 2C as the launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on 18 June 2021. Tianqi-14 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Tianqi-14 has a launch mass of 50 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-055E and NORAD ID 48864.

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.62E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 587km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 599km. It takes 97 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Tianqi-14 with Starlink-2475 from USA.

 Compare Tianqi-14 with Aerocube 14A from USA.


Get more insights from these satellite datasets

  Full datasets:  All satellites by launch date   |   The Heaviest Satellites That Are Launched to Space

  By Use Type:  Civil-use satellites   |   Commercial satellites   |   Government satellites   |   Military satellites

  By Country:  USA   |   UK   |   France   |   Germany   |   Japan   |   China   |   Russia   |   Australia   |   Canada

  By Orbit Class/Type:  LEO satellites   |   MEO satellites   |   GEO satellites   |   Elliptical orbit   |   Polar orbit   |   Equatorial orbit   |   Non-polar inclined orbit   |   Sun-synchronous orbit   |   Molniya orbit

  By Operators:  SpaceX   |   EUTELSAT   |   SES   |   European Space Agency (ESA)   |   Planet Labs   |   Iridium   |   Spire Global   |   OneWeb   |   Swarm Technologies   |   NASA - Dataset of Satellites Launched (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   |   Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - Dataset of Satellites Launched

  By Launch Vehicle:  Falcon 9   |   Ariane 5   |   Ariane 5 ECA   |   Delta 2   |   Dnepr   |   Electron   |   Falcon Heavy   |   Long March 2C   |   Long March 2D   |   Long March 3B   |   Pegasus   |   Proton   |   Proton M   |   PSLV   |   Rokot   |   Soyuz   |   Soyuz-2.1b   |   Vega

  By Launch Vehicle:  Cape Canaveral   |   Baikonur Cosmodrome   |   Guiana Space Center   |   International Space Station   |   Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center   |   Plesetsk Cosmodrome   |   Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1   |   Satish Dhawan Space Centre   |   Taiyuan Launch Center   |   Vandenberg AFB   |   Xichang Satellite Launch Center   |   Boeing Satellite Systems   |   Airbus Defense and Space   |   EADS Astrium   |   Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems   |   Space Systems/Loral   |   Surrey Satellite Technology   |   Technical University Berlin   |   Thales Alenia Space


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