Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 18

Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 18

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)
Jiuquan 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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Shenzhou 18

Seventh crewed flight to the Chinese space station.

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Long March 2F/G


Height 62.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 8399 kg

Liftoff Mass 464 Tonnes


Launch Success 15

Consecutive Success 15

Maiden Flight 2011-10-31

Launch Failures 0


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2024-04-15T09:20:18+0000

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2024-03-15T08:13:18+0000

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2023-11-22T10:04:42+0000

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Shenzhou

The Shenzhou program is a crewed spaceflight initiative by China. The program put the first Chinese citizen, Yang Liwei, into orbit on 15 October 2003.

Tiangong space station

The Tiangong space station is a space station placed in Low Earth orbit between 340 and 450 km above the surface.

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