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2 x SatNet test satellites

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Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Communications

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

2 satellites officially described as "Satellite-Internet Technology Demonstration Satellite(s)". Probable 1st test satellites for the Chinese state-owned LEO communication satellite constellation SatNet.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • July 9, 2023, 12:39 p.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • July 9, 2023, 12:09 p.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=57867.msg2502624#msg2502624) and video of launch.


Long March 2C/YZ-1S

Family:
Configuration: C/YZ-1S

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
    3
  • Length
    42.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    233 T
  • Thrust
    2962 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 2C/YZ-1S
  • Family
  • Variant
    C/YZ-1S
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 2C/YZ-1S
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3850 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1400 kg


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination:
Serial Number:

Details

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 458 Failures: 14 Pending: 7

Agency Type:

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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