China National Space Administration

Long March 2D

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Administrator: Tang Dengjie Founded: 1993 Successes: 57 Failures: 1 Pending: 2

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People's Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities. CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) assumed the authority over space development efforts previously held by the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. The CNSA has many launch sites around China with their orbital sites located in Jiuquan, Xichang, Taiyuan and Wenchang.


Launch Vehicle

Long March 2D

Family: Long March

Vehicle Specifications

Long March 2D
GTO: 0
LEO: 3400
Length: 38.3 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 232k kg
Thurst: 2962 kN

Earth Science

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms. Luojia-1 is a 6U Earth observation cubesat prototype.

Launch Window

NET: June 2nd 2018 - 04:13 UTC

Open: June 2nd 2018 - 04:13 UTC

Close: June 2nd 2018 - 04:13 UTC

Watch the Launch

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan




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