Long March 2F/G | Tiangong-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 2F/G Rocket

Launch Status
Success

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2F/G rocket as part of the Tiangong-2 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Thu, Sep 15th, 2016, 10:04 AM EDT from Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2F/G and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Tiangong-2

China's second space station, Tiangong-2 is tasked to verify key technologies such as cargo transportation, on-orbit propellant resupply, and a medium-term stay of astronauts. It will also carry an array of scientific experiments, and will be equipped with a robotic arm to help the assembly and maintenance of the station.

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2

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.