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Yaogan-30-09

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellites are spaced by 120° in their orbit.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • June 18, 2021, 7:07 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • June 17, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

Launch rescheduled per NOTAMs.


Cosmic_Penguin • June 17, 2021, 8:33 a.m.

Launch apparently scrubbed, though without formal notice.


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: 398 Failures: 13 Pending: 4

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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