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Live 🔴 Long March 8 Inaugural Flight with XJY-7

▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰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

Long March 8

Family: Long March
Configuration: 8

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Long March 8
  • Family
    Long March
  • Variant
    8
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 8
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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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 234 Failures: 10 Pending: 9

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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