Long March 2D
VRSS-2 (Antonio José de Sucre)

Long March 2D | VRSS-2 (Antonio José de Sucre)

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

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2D rocket as part of the VRSS-2 (Antonio José de Sucre) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Mon, Oct 9th, 2017, 12:06 AM 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 2D and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

VRSS-2 (Antonio José de Sucre)

VRSS-2 is the second Venezuelan remote sensing satellite. Spacecraft was built by China. Weighing about 1000 kg, it is to operate in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 645 kilometres, providing services in traffic management, disaster warning and prevention, tracking agriculture and land use.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Unknown Pad, 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 National Space Administration

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People's Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities. CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) assumed the authority over space development efforts previously held by the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. The CNSA has many launch sites around China with their orbital sites located in Jiuquan, Xichang, Taiyuan and Wenchang.

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