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PRSS-1 & PakTes-1A

Long March 2C/SMA

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


PRSS-1 & PakTes-1A

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

The Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS) is a dual purpose Earh observation and optical satellite. It is to operate in sun-synchronous orbit with a planned lifetime of 5 years. PakTes-1A is a remote sensing satellite built by Pakistan’s space agency with assistance from Space Advisory Company of South Africa.

Location


Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) has witnessed the launch of 111 rockets, including 111 orbital launch attempts, while Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 220 rocket launches.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 2C/SMA

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.

Long March 2C/SMA

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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