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MUST-1A/B & Luojia-2 01

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

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

Macau Science Satellite-1 (MUST-1A/B) are 2 magnetosphere research satellites from the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) aiming to study the different layers of the Earth’s magnetosphere system, particularly in the South Atlantic Anomaly by studying the origin and evolution of the geomagnetic field and the geomagnetic inversion mechanism, and draw a high-precision and high-resolution lithospheric geomagnetic map. Luojia-2 01 is a 0.5 m resolution Earth observation Synthetic-aperture radar satellite from Wuhan University.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • May 21, 2023, 8:30 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • May 20, 2023, 1:59 p.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs; payload and launch vehicle identity 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: 445 Failures: 13 Pending: 9

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.

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