Long March 2C | Haiyang 1C

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

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2C rocket as part of the Haiyang 1C mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Thu, Sep 6th, 2018, 11:15 PM EDT from Unknown Pad, Taiyuan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2C and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Haiyang 1C

Haiyang is a series of Chinese marine remote sensing satellites. Haiyang 1C is the follow-up of the Haiyang 1A and 1B satellites. It is intended for ocean monitoring and will be providing data on the temperature and dynamics of coastal waters and global oceans in China.

Location

Unknown Pad, Taiyuan

Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

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.