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ShiJian-10 launch (实践十号/SJ-10)

A Long March 2D launch vehicle (Chang Zheng-2D) launched the Shijian-10 recoverable spacecraft on 05 April 2016, at 17:38:04 UTC (06 April 2016, at 01:38:04 ...

Shijian-10

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

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

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.

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: 375 Failures: 13 Pending: 7

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.

INFO WIKI

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)


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