Long March 2D | XJS-C, XJS-D, XJS-E, XJS-F

Long March 2D | XJS-C, XJS-D, XJS-E, XJS-F

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 )
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, 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.

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XJS-C, XJS-D, XJS-E, XJS-F

These are four experimental satellites which will be used mainly to test some Earth observation technologies.

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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 54

Consecutive Success 23

Maiden Flight 1992-08-09

Launch Failures 1


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