Long March 7 / YZ-1A | Development Flight 1

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 7 / YZ-1A rocket as part of the Development Flight 1 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Sat, Jun 25th, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT 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 7 / YZ-1A and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Development Flight 1

Inaugural flight of the Long March 7 (LM-7 for export or CZ-7 within China) This mission will test the rocket itself and a smaller version of a future next generation manned capsule

Location

Wenchang, China

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 7

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.