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


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

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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