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Two Saudi satellites launched from NW China

A Long March-2D rocket carrying two Saudi satellites was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Friday. The satellites, Saud...

SaudiSat 5A & 5B

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

SaudiSat 5A and 5B are Earth observation satellites developed by KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology). They share the launch with several microsatellites for private Chinese companies.

Long March 2D

Family: Long March
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
  • 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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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 423 Failures: 22 Pending: 8

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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Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)


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