Yaogan Weixing 2
Long March 2D
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Yaogan Weixing 2
Type: Government/Top Secret
Chinese Earth observation satellite likely also used for military reconnaissance
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Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)
Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China
193 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 72 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 73 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.