Long March 2D
DAMPE ( Wukong/Monkey King )

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 Pad Compass (Beta)

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 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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