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.

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Launch Vehicle


Long March 2D

Configuration:
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
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Communications


Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) is the first satellite purpose-built for quantum experiments in the world. The 600kg satellite will test long range quantum communications at longer range than ever before. So far scientists have managed to reach up to around 300km, but they hope that in space the range can be increased significantly. They will be testing it up to around 1200km. The mission is expected to last 2 years

Launch Window


NET: August 15th 2016 - 17:40 UTC

Open: August 15th 2016 - 17:33 UTC

Close: August 15th 2016 - 18:00 UTC

Watch the Launch




Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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