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CFOSAT

Long March 2C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

CFOSAT

Type: Earth Science

CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography SATellite) is a joint mission of the Chinese (CNSA) and French (CNES) space agencies with the goal to monitor the ocean surface winds and waves and to provide information on related ocean and atmospheric science and applications. The primary objective of CFOSAT is to monitor on a global scale the wind and waves at the ocean surface.

Location

Unknown Pad

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

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

Unknown Pad, 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 53 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 54 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: 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.

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