Horus 1

Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
February 24, 2023 - 04:01 GMT (04:01 UTC)
Window Open
03:54 GMT (03:54 UTC)
Window Close
04:24 GMT (04:24 UTC)

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?

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.

Engines

YF-21

YF-24

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

Complex Overview

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

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