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 EDT 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.


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.


Wenchang, China

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China


Long March 5 / YZ-2

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.