China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is scheduled to launch a Long March 2 rocket as part of the Shenzhou 16 mission. The launch is scheduled on 05/30/2023 01:31 UTC for the Human Exploration mission launching from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China. The status of the launch is Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2 and experience the excitement for yourself.
Mission: Shenzhou 16
Fifth crewed flight to the Chinese space station.
Rocket: Long March 2
The Long March 2F is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket, part of the Long March 2 rocket family. Designed to launch the crewed Shenzhou spacecraft, the Long March 2F is a human-rated two-stage version of the Long March 2E rocket, which in turn was based on the Long March 2C launch vehicle. It is launched from complex SLS at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
Agency: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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.