Long March 11 | Xiaoxiang-1, XPNAV-1 & 3 others.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 11 Rocket

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 11 rocket as part of the Xiaoxiang-1, XPNAV-1 & 3 others. mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Tue, Nov 8th, 2016, 6:42 PM EST from Unknown Pad, Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Xiaoxiang-1, XPNAV-1 & 3 others.

XPNAV-1 (X-Ray Pulsar Navigation) is the first ever satellite to test the technology of spacecraft navigation by using signals from X-ray pulsars. It is launched along with the Xiaoxiang 1 cubsat and several other small satellites.

Location

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 11

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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