Long March 2D
Zhangheng-1 (CSES)

Long March 2D | Zhangheng-1 (CSES)

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 Zhangheng-1 (CSES) mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission was on Fri, Feb 2nd, 2018, 2:43 AM EST 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

Zhangheng-1 (CSES)

Zhangheng-1, also known as CSES (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite) is a scientific mission dedicated to studying the ionospheric precursors of earthquakes. Data collected by the mission will also allow studying solar-terrestrial interactions and phenomena of solar physics. This mission is a collaboration between China National Space Administration and the Italian Space Agency. CSES satellite weighs about 730 kg and it is to reside in a 98° sun-synchronous circular orbit at an altitude about 500 km, where it is expected to operate for 5 years.

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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