Long March 6A makes its launch debut

by | Mar 29, 2022 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites, Seradata News

China successfully launched a 50 m long Long March 6A (CZ-6A) launch vehicle built by SAST from Taiyuan launch site in China at 0950 GMT on 29 March 2022. The launch was the maiden flight of the launch vehicle which uses a two YF-100 engine core and single YF-100 engine upper stage using LOx/Kerosene liquid propellants and four solid rocket boosters – a new feature for the Long March series. The launch carried two satellites into a Sun-synchronous low Earth orbit.

Maiden launch of the Long March 6A rocket. Courtesy: CNSA via SpaceNews.com

Tiankong-2 (TianKun-2) is a technology development satellite testing early warning technology. It built by the China Chang Feng Mechano-Electronic Engineering – the second academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) for  “experimental verification of space environment detection technology.”

Pujiang-2 which is a SAST-built  for “scientific experimental research, land and resources census and other tasks.

 

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