Long March 2D
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Earth Science
Shijian-10 is a retrievable satellite that will perform 19 experiments in low earth orbit over 15 days before returning to earth. The experiments onboard include the Soret Coefficient in Crude Oil (SCCO) experiments, as well as experiments on radiation, combustion, and biology. Due to the short lifespan and retrievable design the craft will not be encapsulated within a fairing and will be powered by chemical batteries instead of solar panels.
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Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)
Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China
186 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.
Long March 2D – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 2
- Length: 38.3 m
- Diameter: 3.35 m
- Launch Mass: 232 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3500 kg
The Long March 2D was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1992-08-09. Long March 2D has 71 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 72 launches. 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.
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.