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Shi Jian 8

Long March 2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Shi Jian 8

Type: Earth Science

SJ 8 (Shijian 8) is a recoverable satellite based on the FSW type reentry vehicle, which is used to expose 215 kilograms of seeds of plants and fungus to the space environment. It was recovered after several weeks. Once the space-bred seeds are recovered, the Ministry of Agriculture organized research institutions to develop new seeds featuring high yield, good quality and high efficiency.

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

167 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2C – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 2
Length: 42 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 233 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3850 kg

The Long March 2C was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1982-09-09. Long March 2C has 51 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 52 launches. The Long March 2C is a family of expendable launch vehicles made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March

Country: CHN

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.

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