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

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, 12:13 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

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 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.