China National Space Administration

Long March 2D

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Administrator: Tang Dengjie Founded: 1993 Successes: 58 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.

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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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Planetary Science


Zhangheng-1, also known as CSES (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite) is a scientific mission dedicated to studying the ionospheric precursors of earthquakes. Data collected by the mission will also allow studying solar-terrestrial interactions and phenomena of solar physics. This mission is a collaboration between China National Space Administration and the Italian Space Agency. CSES satellite weighs about 730 kg and it is to reside in a 98° sun-synchronous circular orbit at an altitude about 500 km, where it is expected to operate for 5 years.

Launch Window


NET: February 2nd 2018 - 07:51 UTC

Open: February 2nd 2018 - 07:43 UTC

Close: February 2nd 2018 - 08:12 UTC

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Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan