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Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
October 23, 2023 - 20:03 GMT (20:03 UTC)
Window Open
19:53 GMT (19:53 UTC)
Window Close
20:09 GMT (20:09 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Launch Pad
Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1)
Turnaround Time
19 days

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 2D?

The Long March 2D, also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is a 2-stage carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites.

Engines

YF-21C

The YF-20 is a basic engine when mounted in a four engine module forms the YF-21.

YF-24

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

Mission Overviw

Multiple satellites that may include the 1st satellite for Hong Kong Space Link; exact payload composition TBD.

Mission Type
Unknown
Orbit
SSO

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