Long March 5 / YZ-2
Shijian 18

Long March 5 / YZ-2 | Shijian 18

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 5 / YZ-2 Rocket

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 5 / YZ-2 rocket as part of the Shijian 18 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sun, Jul 2nd, 2017, 7:13 AM from Wenchang, China. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 5 / YZ-2 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Shijian 18

Shijian 18 is a Chinese experimental geostationary satellite based on the new DFH-5 Bus. Reportedly the transmission capacity of the satellite is double that of current Chinese communications satellites, allowing more television channels and clearer programs to be transmitted. The new satellite will also improve internet connectivity and accessibility as well as reduce users' costs.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Wenchang, China

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 5 / YZ-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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