Long March 5 / YZ-2
Shijian 17

Long March 5 / YZ-2 | Shijian 17

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 5 / YZ-2 Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 5 / YZ-2 rocket as part of the Shijian-17 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Thu, Nov 3rd, 2016, 8:30 AM from Wenchang, China. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 5 / YZ-2 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Shijian-17

This will be the maiden flight of the Long March 5, which is China's next-generation heavy-lift space launch system, comparable in performance to the European Ariane 5 and the U.S. Delta IV Heavy. The rocket is powered by RP-1 and Hydrogen, and will be able to place 25 tonnes into low earth orbit. It is carrying Shijian-17, an experimental satellite, reportedly tasked with testing ion propulsion systems for future space station keeping uses.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Wenchang, China

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 5 / YZ-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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