Long March 2D | Shiyan 6, Jiading-1 (OKW-1) & others

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

Launch Status
Success

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2D rocket as part of the Shiyan 6, Jiading-1 (OKW-1) & others mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Mon, Nov 19th, 2018, 6:40 PM EST 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 2D and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Shiyan 6, Jiading-1 (OKW-1) & others

Shiyan 6 is the main payload of the launch and is reported to be used for "space environment measurements and related technical tests". It was launched along with 4 small satellites, among which are a China's first privately designed low Earth orbit communications satellite Jiading-1 and China's first software-based satellite Tianzhi-1.

Location

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