Long March 2D
SuperView-1 (Gaojing 1-03 & Gaojing 1-04)

Long March 2D | SuperView-1 (Gaojing 1-03 & Gaojing 1-04)

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

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2D rocket as part of the SuperView-1 (Gaojing 1-03 & Gaojing 1-04) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Mon, Jan 8th, 2018, 10:17 PM EST from Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan. 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

SuperView-1 (Gaojing 1-03 & Gaojing 1-04)

These two satellites, also known as SuperView-2 constellation, are remote sensing satellites to operate in a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit. This is a second pair of such satellites to be launched for the SuperView company. They are capable of providing imagery with 0.5 m panchromatic resolution and 2 m multispectral resolution.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan

Taiyuan, 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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