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Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
November 16, 2023 - 03:55 GMT (03:55 UTC)
Window Open
03:49 GMT (03:49 UTC)
Window Close
04:17 GMT (04:17 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Launch Pad
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)
Turnaround Time
a month

Who is CASC?

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.

What Is Long March 2C/YZ-1S?

The Long March 2C is a family of expendable launch vehicles made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine.




The YF-24 module consists of one YF-22 and four YF-23 vernier engines.


The YF-50 is a restartable upper stage developed for the Long March rocket family

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