someone said it might be CZ-2C with Yuanzheng-1, not CZ-3B....
Three more launches from China scheduled for this week. All seem Long March 2D to meJiuquan: ~07:00UTC on January 13Xichang: ~18:15UTC on January 13 (Apstar-6E?)Taiyuan: ~03:15UTC on January 15 (Jilin-1?)
What's the reference for Yatai 6E payload in the thread title?
This small GEO communication satellite will be launched by Long March 2C (or 2D?) to LEO & then raised to higher orbit by its detachable kick stage (2). After the stage separation, Apstar-6E will rely on its electric propulsion system to reach its final parking position in GEO
DFH-3E is built by CAST in demands of low-cost GEO communications satellites from developing countries. This ~1.8-tonnes satellite is equipped with all-electric propulsion system and has a designed life of ~15 years.
中国航天科技集团China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation我国成功发射亚太6e卫星#【凌晨点火！长二丙成功发射亚太6E卫星 】1月13日2时10分， 长征二号丙运载火箭在西昌卫星发射中心点火起飞，成功将亚太6E卫星送入预定轨道，发射任务圆满成功。亚太6E卫星将为东南亚地区提供高速便捷的高通量宽带通信服务，有效填补东南亚的宽带通信市场空白。本次发射使用的火箭、卫星均由我航研制，这是长征系列运载火箭的第460次发射。（顾航瑜 摄）#Our country successfully launched the Asia-Pacific 6e satellite# [Ignition in the early morning! Chang 2 C successfully launched the APSTAR 6E satellite] At 2:10 on January 13, the Long March 2C carrier rocket ignited and took off at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, successfully sending the APSTAR 6E satellite into the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. APSTAR 6E satellite will provide high-speed and convenient high-throughput broadband communication services for Southeast Asia, effectively filling the gap in the broadband communication market in Southeast Asia. The rockets and satellites used in this launch were all developed by China Airlines. This is the 460th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles. (Photo by Gu Hangyu)
🚀 Closer view of today's Long March 2C launch of Apstar-6E
CZ-2C Yao number since no longer being released via patches it seems and per word of mouth rumours.