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:

Tianqi-14.

China launches new remote-sensing satellite group

  Heaviest satellite launched by Guodian Gaoke into space at 50 kg

Designed for technology development, Tianqi-14 is a commercial satellite operated by Guodian Gaoke (China).

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

Tianqi-14 has a launch mass of 50 kg and navigates 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 Lemur 2F161 from USA.

 Compare Tianqi-14 with OneWeb-0102 from United Kingdom.


Yaogan 30-9-1.

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

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

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

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

Taking 96 minutes to orbit the Earth, 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. The eccentricity of the orbit is 6.46E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Yaogan 30-9-1 with Starlink-1113 from USA.

 Compare Yaogan 30-9-1 with CYGNSS-A from USA.


Zhongxing 2E.

China launches Zhongxing-2E satellite

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

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

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

With a launch mass of 5,200kg, Zhongxing 2E is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth 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 Palapa D1 from Indonesia.

 Compare Zhongxing 2E with Zhongxing 1C from China.


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

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

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

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

Taking 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth, 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. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.55E-03.

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

 

 Compare Beidou 3 IGSO-3 with Zhongxing 9 from China.

 Compare Beidou 3 IGSO-3 with Eutelsat 9B from Multinational.


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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