Shijian 18

Long March 5 / YZ-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Shijian 18

Type: Communications

Shijian 18 is a Chinese experimental geostationary satellite based on the new DFH-5 Bus. Reportedly the transmission capacity of the satellite is double that of current Chinese communications satellites, allowing more television channels and clearer programs to be transmitted. The new satellite will also improve internet connectivity and accessibility as well as reduce users' costs.

Location

Wenchang

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

10 launches have been at this location.

Wenchang, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 5 / YZ-2

Length: meters
Diameter: meters
First Launched: December 8, 2020

The Long March 5 / YZ-2 rocket has been launched a total of 2 times with 1 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March
Spacecraft:
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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