China National Space Administration

Long March 2D

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Administrator: Tang Dengjie Founded: 1993 Successes: 59 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

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

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Family: Long March

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.

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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Earth Science


Shijian-10 is a retrievable satellite that will perform 19 experiments in low earth orbit over 15 days before returning to earth. The experiments onboard include the Soret Coefficient in Crude Oil (SCCO) experiments, as well as experiments on radiation, combustion, and biology. Due to the short lifespan and retrievable design the craft will not be encapsulated within a fairing and will be powered by chemical batteries instead of solar panels.

Launch Window


NET: April 5th 2016 - 17:38 UTC

Open: April 5th 2016 - 17:38 UTC

Close: April 5th 2016 - 17:38 UTC

Watch the Launch




Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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