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Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Complex 9A Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 4 Earth observation satellites to orbit: * Haiwangxing-01, 239 kg X-band SAR satellite built by SAST for Zhihui Space Tech * Zhixing-1C, X-band radar sat for Smart Satellite Technology * 2 unidentified optical Earth observation satellites

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • May 7, 2024, 3:56 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • May 2, 2024, 7:22 p.m.

Adding launch per NOTAMs; Payload and launch vehicle identities extremely uncertain.


Long March 6C

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Configuration:

The Long March 6C is a Chinese launch vehicle of the Long March family, which was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST). The vehicle is a further development of the Long March 6A, with its solid rocket boosters deleted, with 2 YF-100 engines on the first stage and 1 YF-115 engine on the second stage.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    43.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    217 T
  • Thrust
    2376 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 6C
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
    CZ-6C
  • Full Name
    Long March 6C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    4500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    2000 kg

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 463 Failures: 14 Pending: 6

Agency Type:

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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