LAUNCH CENTER

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Mon Oct 09 2017
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

VRSS-2 (Antonio José de Sucre)

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(4:13 AM UTC)

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(4:06 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(4:27 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

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Type

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Rocket Details

Name:

Long March 2D

Description:

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.

Long March 2D rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Earth Science
  • VRSS-2 is the second Venezuelan remote sensing satellite. Spacecraft was built by China. Weighing about 1000 kg, it is to operate in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 645 kilometres, providing services in traffic management, disaster warning and prevention, tracking agriculture and land use.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Pad

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