Long March 2D | Shijian 10

Long March 2D | Shijian 10

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China













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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.



Shijian-10 is a retrievable satellite that will perform 19 experiments in low earth orbit over 15 days before returning to earth. The experiments onboard include the Soret Coefficient in Crude Oil (SCCO) experiments, as well as experiments on radiation, combustion, and biology. Due to the short lifespan and retrievable design the craft will not be encapsulated within a fairing and will be powered by chemical batteries instead of solar panels.

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Long March 2D

Height 38.30 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 2962 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 3500 kg

Liftoff Mass 232 Tonnes

Launch Success 64

Consecutive Success 33

Maiden Flight 1992-08-09

Launch Failures 1

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