Long March 6A
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Government/Top Secret
Chinese satellite reported for atmospheric/ocean/environmental/spatial parameter research purposes, details TBD.
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Launch Complex 9A
Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China
120 rockets have launched from Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China.
Long March 6A – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 6
- Length: 50 m
- Diameter: 3.35 m
- Launch Mass: 530 T
The Long March 6A was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2022-03-29. Long March 6A has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. 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.
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.