Long March 2F/G
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Human Exploration
China’s second space station, Tiangong-2 is tasked to verify key technologies such as cargo transportation, on-orbit propellant resupply, and a medium-term stay of astronauts. It will also carry an array of scientific experiments, and will be equipped with a robotic arm to help the assembly and maintenance of the station.
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Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)
Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China
187 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.
Long March 2F/G – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 2
- Length: 62 m
- Diameter: 3.35 m
- Launch Mass: 464 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8399 kg
The Long March 2F/G was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2011-10-31. Long March 2F/G has 10 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 10 launches. The Long March 2F is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket, part of the Long March 2 rocket family. Designed to launch the crewed Shenzhou spacecraft, the Long March 2F is a human-rated two-stage version of the Long March 2E rocket, which in turn was based on the Long March 2C launch vehicle. It is launched from complex SLS at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
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.