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3 x SatNet test satellites

Long March 2D/YZ-3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


3 x SatNet test satellites

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Officially described as “Satellite-Internet Technology Demonstration Satellite(s)” built by Chinese Academy of Sciences. Probable 3 (?) test satellites for the Chinese state-owned LEO communication satellite constellation SatNet.

3 x SatNet test satellites

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 88 rockets, including 88 orbital launch attempts, while Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 201 rocket launches.

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

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 2D/YZ-3

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 YZ-3 variant includes a YZ-3 upper stage able to push satellites into higher orbits.

Long March 2D/YZ-3

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

THIER BACK.!