China was able to launch a commercial telecommunications satellite called APSTAR-6D from its Xichang satellite firing ramp center and set it on its predicted trajectory. APSTAR-3D satellite (at Beijing time) was dispatched to space in 20.11 with a Long Walk-3D carrier missile, reportedly from the firing center.
The satellite was developed by the Chinese Academy of Space Sciences, a branch of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The satellite was purchased by APT Mobile SatCom Limited to provide satellite broadband telecommunication services. In this framework, the services will be for mobile communication applications, for example, of planes, ships, road vehicles. On the other hand, this shot became the 339 mission of missiles from the Long March series.