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

Tansat is a global CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) monitoring scientific experiment satellite and demonstration mission. The main components of the project are: The global carbon dioxide monitoring platform. A high spectral and spatial resolution CO2 detector. A multispectral cloud and aerosol detector. And a ground data processing and inversion CO2 verification system.

Launch Window

NET: December 21st 2016 - 19:22 UTC

Launch Window

Open: December 21st 2016 - 19:11 UTC

Close: December 21st 2016 - 19:38 UTC

Watch the Launch

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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




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