Long March 3B

Long March 3B, part of the Long March 3 family, is used for launching heavy communication satellites.

Manufacturer

CALT

Ownership

Government

Country

China

Status

Active

Compare With

H-IIA

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Antares

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Any other rocket

Performance: Medium Lift

Payload to Orbit

Maximum Lift Capacity to various orbits. LEO stands for Low Earth Orbit and GTO stands for Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

LEO

11500 kg

GTO

5500 kg

Moon

kg

Mars

kg

Fairing Size

Payload fairing is the nose cone used to protect payload against the impact of heat & pressure during launch.

Fairing Height

10.8 m

Fairing Diameter

4.2 m

Costs

Launch Cost

US$ 70 million

Cost to LEO

US$ 6087/kg

Cost to GTO

US$ 12727/kg

Launch History

Notable Missions

Chang'e 3, Chang'e 4

Total Launches

66

Successful Launches

63

Launch Statistics
Payload Users' Guide
Official Website

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