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Long March 8 (Core Only) | Hainan-1 to 4 and Others

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 27, 2022, 3:54 a.m.

Launch success


Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 27, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

Liftoff


Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 24, 2022, 12:49 a.m.

Refined T-0.


Long March 8 (Core Only)

Family: Long March 8
Configuration: 8

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Long March 8 (Core Only)
  • Family
    Long March 8
  • Variant
    8
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 8 (Core Only)
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 411 Failures: 13 Pending: 6

Agency Type: Government

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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