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MisrSat-2

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Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

MisrSat-2 is an Earth observation satellite for the Egyptian Space Agency built by China, with participation from Egyptian engineers and scientists offering opportunity to acquire on-the-project experience in satellite design and integration from China, using facilities available in Egypt. Also riding on this launch is Starpool-02A/B, multi-purpose communication, remote sensing and navigation enhancement satellites from Beijing based ELLIPSPACE.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 4, 2023, 4:43 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 1, 2023, 2:57 a.m.

Delayed to December 4 per NOTAMs.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 28, 2023, 8:19 a.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs; Payload and launch vehicle identities uncertain.


Long March 2

Family: Long March 2
Configuration: C

The Long March 2C is a family of expendable launch vehicles made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    42.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    233 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Long March 2
  • Family
    Long March 2
  • Variant
    C
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 2C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3850 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1400 kg

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 452 Failures: 14 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

INFO WIKI

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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