On the 5th October 2023 in CNSA _China National Space Administration -China – People’s Republic of China 0824 hours Hong Kong –Beijing Time China- People’s Republic of China launch the Chang Zheng – Long march 2D Yao 84 Carrier Rocket launching from station form Xichang Satellite Launch Center Sichuan Province…..
At 08:24 on October 5, 2023, the ” Chang Zheng- Long March 2D” Ya84 carrier rocket carrying the “Yaogan 39” 03 satellites was launched from Station 3 of the Xichang Launch Site, accurately delivering the satellite to into a predetermined orbit.
The 03 satellites of this mission, “Yaogan 39”, were developed by the Fifth Academy and the Eighth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
“Long March 2D” is a medium-sized two-stage normal-temperature liquid launch vehicle developed by the Eighth Academy of Sciences. The main power of the entire rocket is dinitrogen tetroxide/uniform dimethyl hydrazine propellant. The arrow is 41 meters long, with a diameter of 3.35 meters for both the first and second levels, a take-off mass of 250 tons, a take-off thrust of 302 tons, a low-Earth orbit (LEO) transport capacity of 4.0 tons, a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) transport capacity of 1.5 tons, and 700 The SSO transport capacity per Kilometer is 1.3 tons. This rocket uses an extended fairing with a diameter of 3.35 meters, which significantly increases the arrow length.
From its successful first flight to this launch, the “Long March 2D” rocket has achieved 81 consecutive victories, continuing to set a record for consecutive victories for a single launch vehicle in my country. At the same time, this launch is the 490th launch of the “Long March” series of launch vehicles. Since the successful first flight of “Long March 5B” on May 5, 2020 (the 331st launch of the Long March rocket), the “Long March” rocket has achieved 160 Winning streak, winning streak record continues to hit new highs.
This launch is the 9th launch of the “Long March 2D” rocket in 2023, the 10th launch at the Xichang Launch Site, the 46th launch in China, and the 160th launch in the world.
The Long March Rockets achieved 160 consecutive victories!