Long March 2D/YZ-3 | Hongyan-1

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 2D/YZ-3 Rocket

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2D/YZ-3 rocket as part of the Hongyan-1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Dec 29th, 2018, 2:53 AM 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/YZ-3 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Hongyan-1

The first demonstration satellite for Hongyan, which is a planned constellation consisting of 320 satellites in low Earth orbit.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2D/YZ-3

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. The YZ-3 variant includes a YZ-3 upper stage able to push satellites into higher orbits.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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