Long March 5 / YZ-2
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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.
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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
22 rockets have launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
Long March 5/YZ-2 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 5
The Long March 5/YZ-2 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on . Long March 5/YZ-2 has 1 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 2 launches.
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.