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Live đź”´ Long March 8 Inaugural Flight with XJY-7

â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°â–°CNSA's Long March 8 rocket will attempt to fly the XJY-7 satellite and other payloads to geostationary transfer orbit (?) from China at 04:0...

XJY-7 & others

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Wenchang Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

XJY-7 is an undisclosed Chinese government payload for the first launch of Long March 8

Updates

spacevogel • Dec. 22, 2020, 6:11 a.m.

Launch was successful


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 21, 2020, 2:37 a.m.

New launch time confirmed.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 20, 2020, 1:32 a.m.

Unofficial reports of weather related scrub.


Long March 8

Family: Long March
Configuration: 8

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Family
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    Long March 8
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    Long March
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    8
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    Long March 8
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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 423 Failures: 22 Pending: 8

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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