Long March 2C
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Government/Top Secret
The Yaogan 30-01-01 to 30-01-03 (Remote Sensing Satellite-30-01-01 to 30-01-03) satellites, were launched by CZ-2C rocket from China’s Xichang space center on 29 September 2017. The purpose is not confirmed, although the news reports hint towards a SIGINT mission, especially to detect ships by their radio emissions. They are also known as CX 5 by the manufacturer.
The satellites are spaced by 120Â° in their orbit.
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.