LKW-4 (Land Survey Satellite-4)

Long March 2D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Land Survey Satellite-4

Type: Earth Science

Land Survey Satellite-4 is the fourth in a series of Chinese remote sensing satellites.

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

97 launches have been at this location.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2D

Length: 38.3 meters
Diameter: 3.35 meters
First Launched: August 9, 1992

The Long March 2D, also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is a 2-stage carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites.

The Long March 2D rocket has been launched a total of 39 times with 38 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March
Spacecraft:
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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