Long March 2C
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
APStar 6E is a small high-throughput communication satellite for Hong Kong based APT Satellite. It is based on the new DFH-3E small GEO platform developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), featuring all-electric propulsion. The satellite will provide satellite telecommunication services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Payload includes a transfer stage to send the satellite to GTO.
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
184 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 54 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 55 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.