Tan Ce 1
Long March 2
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Tan Ce 1
Type: Earth Science
The Double Star spacecraft, called also Tan Ce (TC) which in Chinese means ‘Probe‘, is a joint Chinese and ESA mission to study the effect of the Sun on the Earth’s environment. The polar spacecraft (TC-2) will monitor the energy input from the solar wind into the polar ionosphere. The equatorial spacecraft (TC-1) will investigate the so-called substorm process, when it is in the Earth’s magnetotail, and the entry of solar particle on the front side of the magnetosphere.
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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
187 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
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 57 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 58 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.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CASC
- Administration: Chairman & 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.