China National Space Administration

Long March 2D

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Administrator: Tang Dengjie Founded: 1993 Successes: 62 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

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.


Government/Top Secret

Shiyan 6 is the main payload of the launch and is reported to be used for "space environment measurements and related technical tests". It was launched along with 4 small satellites, among which are a China's first privately designed low Earth orbit communications satellite Jiading-1 and China's first software-based satellite Tianzhi-1.

Launch Window

NET: November 19th 2018 - 23:40 UTC

Launch Window

Open: November 19th 2018 - 23:33 UTC

Close: November 19th 2018 - 23:56 UTC

Watch the Launch

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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




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