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Tianlian 1-02

Long March 3C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Location

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

196 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Agency

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.

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