Long March 2C/SMA | PRSS-1 & PakTes-1A

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

Launch Status

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2C/SMA rocket as part of the PRSS-1 & PakTes-1A mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sun, Jul 8th, 2018, 11:56 PM EDT from Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2C/SMA and experience the excitement for yourself.


PRSS-1 & PakTes-1A

The Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS) is a dual purpose Earh observation and optical satellite. It is to operate in sun-synchronous orbit with a planned lifetime of 5 years. PakTes-1A is a remote sensing satellite built by Pakistan's space agency with assistance from Space Advisory Company of South Africa.


Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China


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.