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Yunhai 3-02

Long March 6A

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Yunhai 3-02

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Chinese satellite reported for atmospheric/ocean/environmental/spatial parameter research purposes, details TBD.

Yunhai 3-02

Location


Launch Complex 9A

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Complex 9A has witnessed the launch of 6 rockets, including 6 orbital launch attempts, while Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 126 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 9A

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 6A

The Long March 6A is a Chinese launch vehicle of the Long March family, which was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST). The vehicle is a further development of the Long March 6, with 2 YF-100 engines on the first stage as opposed to 1 on the Long March 6, augmented by 4 solid rocket boosters. The Long March 6A is China’s first rocket with solid rocket boosters. The maiden launch of the Long March 6A took place 29 March 2022, successfully reaching orbit. It was also the first launch from the newly built launch complex 9A in Taiyuan.

Long March 6A

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.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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