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Beijing-3

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Complex 9 Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

0.5 m resolution Earth observation satellite for Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • June 11, 2021, 3:30 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • June 8, 2021, 1:13 p.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs.


Long March 2D

Family: Long March 2
Configuration: 2D

The Long March 2D, also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is a 2-stage carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    38.3 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    232 T
  • Thrust
    2962 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 2D
  • Family
    Long March 2
  • Variant
    2D
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 2D
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $30000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1300 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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