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Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Technology

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Bo Run Jiu Zhou mobile launch platform Sea Launch

Carried 9 satellites to Sun-synchronous orbit: * DRO-L * Zhixing-2A (SmartSat-2A) * DongFangHuiYan-GF01 * WeiHai-1-01/02 * XingShiDai-18/19/20 * NEXSAT-1

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 3, 2024, 4:04 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 2, 2024, 8:06 a.m.

NET February 3 UTC per new marine navigation warnings.


Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 2, 2024, 3:29 a.m.

NOTAMs A0254 & 0255/24 were removed before start of window, indicating launch was scrubbed for the day. New launch date pending.


Smart Dragon 3

Family:
Configuration:

Smart Dragon-3 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.

Specifications
  • Length
    32.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.64 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    140 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Smart Dragon 3
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Smart Dragon 3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1500 kg

China Rocket Co. Ltd.

China Rocket Co. Ltd.

(CHNR)

Successes: 1 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

China Rocket Co. Ltd. is a spinoff of China’s state-owned launch vehicle manufacturer using a “commercial business model”.

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