Long March 2C | CFOSAT

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

Launch Status
Success

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2C rocket as part of the CFOSAT mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sun, Oct 28th, 2018, 8:43 PM EDT from Unknown Pad, Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2C and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

CFOSAT

CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography SATellite) is a joint mission of the Chinese (CNSA) and French (CNES) space agencies with the goal to monitor the ocean surface winds and waves and to provide information on related ocean and atmospheric science and applications. The primary objective of CFOSAT is to monitor on a global scale the wind and waves at the ocean surface.

Location

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 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.