China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 5 / YZ-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation


Successes: 123 Failures: 6 Pending: 18


Launch Vehicle

Long March 5 / YZ-2

Configuration: YZ-2
Family: Long March 5



Shijian 18 is a Chinese experimental geostationary satellite based on the new DFH-5 Bus. Reportedly the transmission capacity of the satellite is double that of current Chinese communications satellites, allowing more television channels and clearer programs to be transmitted. The new satellite will also improve internet connectivity and accessibility as well as reduce users' costs.

Launch Window

NET: July 2nd 2017 - 11:23 UTC

Launch Window

Open: July 2nd 2017 - 11:13 UTC

Close: July 2nd 2017 - 16:11 UTC

Watch the Launch

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Wenchang, China