Yaogan Weixing 6
Long March 2
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Yaogan Weixing 6
Type: Earth Science
Chinese Earth observation satellite, likely also used for military reconnaissance
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Launch Complex 7
Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China
121 rockets have launched from Taiyuan, 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.