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Yaogan 41

Long March 5

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Yaogan 41

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Chinese reconnaissance satellite explicitly named in official news as a “high orbit optical remote sensing satellite”. Satellite was found in standard geostationary transfer orbit after launch; other details TBD.

Location


101

Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China

101 has witnessed the launch of 11 rockets, including 11 orbital launch attempts, while Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 28 rocket launches.

101

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 5

Long March 5 is a Chinese heavy lift launch system developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). CZ-5 is the first Chinese vehicle designed from the ground up to focus on non-hypergolic liquid rocket propellants. Currently, two CZ-5 vehicle configurations are planned, with maximum payload capacities of ~25,000 kilograms (55,000 lb) to LEO and ~14,000 kilograms (31,000 lb) to GTO. The Long March 5 roughly matches the capabilities of American EELV heavy-class vehicles such as the Delta IV Heavy.

Long March 5

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.

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

Top secret.?.