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Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
October 31, 2023 - 22:50 GMT (22:50 UTC)
Window Open
22:41 GMT (22:41 UTC)
Window Close
23:33 GMT (23:33 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Launch Pad
Launch Complex 9A
Turnaround Time
2 months

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.



The YF-100 began development in the early 2000's, along with the smaller YF-115 which would power the LM-6 am dLM-7 upper stages


The YF-115 is a high efficiency/high thrust environmental friendly rocket engine. Development began in the early 2000's, along with its bigger sibling TF-100, which would power the Long March-5,6,7

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