China National Space Administration

Long March 2D

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Administrator: Tang Dengjie Founded: 1993 Successes: 62 Failures: 1 Pending: 1

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.


Earth Science

These two satellites, also known as SuperView-2 constellation, are remote sensing satellites to operate in a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit. This is a second pair of such satellites to be launched for the SuperView company. They are capable of providing imagery with 0.5 m panchromatic resolution and 2 m multispectral resolution.

Launch Window

NET: January 9th 2018 - 03:24 UTC

Launch Window

Open: January 9th 2018 - 03:17 UTC

Close: January 9th 2018 - 03:46 UTC

Watch the Launch

Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan