Long March 2D | DAMPE ( Wukong/Monkey King )

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

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2D rocket as part of the DAMPE mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Wed, Dec 16th, 2015, 7:12 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

DAMPE

The DArk Matter Particle Explorer will be launched into a sun-synchronous orbit at a 500km altituder to study high energy electrons and photons. DAMPE is one of five missions in China's Strategic Pioneer Research Program

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
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