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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 2D | Tansat (CarbonSat)
Long March 2D | Tansat (CarbonSat)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 2D Rocket

Watch Launch Video

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2D rocket as part of the Tansat (CarbonSat) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Wed, Dec 21st, 2016, 2:11 PM EST from Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2D and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Tansat (CarbonSat)

Tansat is a global CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) monitoring scientific experiment satellite and demonstration mission. The main components of the project are: The global carbon dioxide monitoring platform. A high spectral and spatial resolution CO2 detector. A multispectral cloud and aerosol detector. And a ground data processing and inversion CO2 verification system.

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2D

The Long March 2D, also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is a 2-stage carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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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