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Yaogan 42-01

Long March 2D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Yaogan 42-01

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $30,000,000

The Yaogan 42-01 is a Chinese military “remote sensing” satellite of unknown purposes.

Yaogan 42-01

Location


Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1)

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1) has witnessed the launch of 92 rockets, including 92 orbital launch attempts, while Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 207 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1)

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 2D

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.

Long March 2D

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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