BEIJING: The services of China’s Long March -3B will be received by Pakistan, after getting placed into communication satellite this Sunday.
One of the main purpose of the Long March is to help providing launch services to all those countries included in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The board chairman Wu Yansheng of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced that from launching satellites to construction of ground facilities will be included in the services of this program.
As per the announcement, the number of total launches is now 300 with the launch of Long March-3B taking new communication satellite into the orbit. It was also told that, this is another achievement of China’s space industry development as since 1970 more than 500 spacecrafts are sent into space by China.
From among all the launch mission in China, about 96.4 percent are carried out by Long March which is developed by CASC.
First 100 launches were completed in 37 years, next hundred in 7.5 years while final 100 launches are completed in just four years by the Long March rockets. Thus increase in number of launches is increased from 2.7 to 13.3 percent and now up to 23.5 percent.
According to the director Space Department of CASC Mr. Shang Zhi, “Intensive launches have become normal in China, indicating the rapid development of the Space Industy, the progress of science and technology and the enhancement of national strength”.
In April 24, 1970, China becomes the member of space club by launching her first ever satellite, Dongfanghong-1, into orbit via Long March- 1 carrier rocket. The capacity of the Long March carrier rocket at that time was just 300 Kg.