China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 5 / YZ-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Successes: 123 Failures: 6 Pending: 18

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Launch Vehicle


Long March 5 / YZ-2

Configuration: YZ-2
Family: Long March 5

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Communications


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

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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Wenchang, China