China’s Long March-5y2 rocket failed after launch | Shijian 18 Satellite

Long March-5y2 rocket

Long March-5y2 rocket - On July 3 (Sunday),  2017 China  launched Shavian -18 satellite from Winching space launch center on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. The Long March-5y2 rocket carried 7.5 tonnes Shavian-18, which is China’s latest technology experiment satellite, but failed on Sunday itself.  Shavian -18 satellite was designed based on Dongofanghong-5 satellite platform.

What Is Long March-5y2 Rocket?

A long march-5y2 rocket is the China’s second heavy lift carrier rocket in the world after the United States Delta IV Heavy. Long March-5 rocket made its maiden flight in November 2016 from Hainan.

What Are The Unique Features Of Long March-5y2 Rocket?

Long march-5 rocket is 5 meters in diameter and 57 meters tall. Long March-5y2 rocket is designed to carry payload of 14 tons in geostationary orbit and 25 tons into low earth orbit. Liquid hydrogen, Kerosene and liquid oxygen, rather than highly –toxic propellants are used as fuel in the Long March-5 rocket.

What Scientists Say About Long March-5y2 Rocket?

China space Center team said Next schedule of Long March -5 is meant to go to the moon, sending two modules to the lunar surface: one to collect samples and another to return those samples to earth.

What Is Shijian-18 Satellite?

Shavian -18 is a new communication satellite; its design was based on the new DFH (Dongfanghong)-5 satellite platform.

Who Developed The Shijian-18 Satellite?

Shijian -18 satellite was developed by CAST (China Academy of Space Technology) of CASC (China Aerospace science and Technology Corporation) Shijian-18 making it one of the heaviest satellites ever built for geostationary orbit. Shijian -18 had launch mass of around 7 metric tons, more than 15,000 pounds, a perch more than 22,000 miles over the equator. Purpose of Shijian-18 is to boost internet access and provide for viewers more television channels.

What is DFH (Dongfanghong)-5 Platform?

The Dongofanghong-5 satellite platform is a large trussed satellite platform of new-generation with a launch  mass of 8000kg, high power, high load, long life, high heat, good scalability, payload of 1500kg, advanced electronics, distributed systems, advanced electronics and integrated multimode high thrust electric propulsion and other advanced technology to meet the needs of communications and other devices.

Other Long March Rocket Series:

  • Long March -1 Rocket:

Long March-1 was launched on April 24, 1940 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The height of Long March-1 is 29.86 m and diameter is 2.25 m. It has 2 successes and no failures.

  • Long March-1D Rocket:

Long March-1D was launched on June 1, 1995 from Taiyuan satellite launch center. Long March-1D is 28.22m height and 2.25m diameter. It has 2 successes and 1 failure.

  • Long March-2A Rocket:

Long march-2A was launched on 5 November 1974 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long march-2A is 32m and diameter is 3.35m.Long March-2A is also called Chang Zheng 2A, CZ-2A and LM-2A.It failed one time. It has 3 successes and 1 failure.

  • Long March-2C Rocket:

Long March-2C was launched on 26 November 1975 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Long March-2C height is 42m and diameter is 3.35m.It is failed one time and 43 successes.

  • Long March-2D Rocket:

Long March -2d was launched on 9 August 1992 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center .Long March-2d has 22 success and no failures. Height of Long March-2D is 41.056m and diameter is 3.35m.

  • Long March-2E Rocket:

Long March-2E was launched on 16 July 1990 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Long March-2E has 2 failures and 5 successes. Height of Long March-2E is 49.70m and diameter is 3.35 m.

  • Long March-2F Rocket:

Long March-2F was launched on 19 november1999 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Long March-2F has 11 successes and no failures. Height of Long March-2F is 62m and diameter is 3.35m.

  • Long March-3 Rocket:

Long march-3 was launched on 29 January 1984 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long March-3 is 43.25m and diameter is 3.35m.Long March-3 has 10 successes and 2 failures. Long March also known as the Changzheng 3, CZ-3 and LM-3.

  • Long March-3A Rocket:

Long march -3A was launched on 29 November 1994 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long March-3A is 52.52m and diameter is 3.35m.It has 25 successes  and no failures.

  • Long March-3B Rocket:

Long March-3b was launched on 18 September 2012 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long March-3B is 54.8m and diameter is 3.35m. Long march-3b has 11 successes and 1 failure.

  • Long March-3B/E Rocket:

Long march-3B/E was launched on 13 may 2007 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Long March-3B/E Height is 56.3m and diameter is 3.35m. It has 27 success and no failures.

  • Long March-3C Rocket:

Long March-3C was launched on 25 October 2012 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long March-3C is 54.8m and diameter is 3.35m. Long March-3c has 15 success and no failures.

  • Long March-4A Rocket:

Long March-4A was launched on 6 September 1988 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long March-4A is 41.9m and diameter is 3.35m.It has 2 success and no failures.

  • Long March-4B Rocket:

Long March 4B was launched on 10 may 1999 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The height of Long March-4B is 44.1m and its diameter is 3.35m. It has 28 successes and 1 failure.

  • Long March-4C Rocket:

Long March-4C was launched on 26 April 2006 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The height of Long March -4C is 45.8m and its diameter is 3.35m. It has 19 successes and 1 failure.

  • Long March-6 Rocket:

Long March-6 was launched on 19 September 2015 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long March-6 is 29m and diameter is 3.35m. It has 1 success and no failures.

Long March-5y2 rocket

  • Long March-7 Rocket:

Long March-7 was launched on 25 June 2016 from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site. Height of Long March-7 is 53.10m and diameter is 3.35m. It has 2 successes and no failures.

  • Long March-11 Rocket:

Long March-11 was launched on 25 September 2015 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Height of Long March-11 is 20.8 m and diameter is 2.0m. It has 2 successes  and no failures.

 

Long March-5y2 rocket

Other Shijian Satellite Series:

Here  is the list of Shijian satellite series. Shijian satellites are experimental communication satellites

  • Shijian-11 Satellite:

Shijian-11 satellite was launched on November 12, 2009 from Jiuquan launch center. Long March 2C rocket carried all series of Shijian-11. This was followed by the second satellite, Shijian-11-03 was launched on July 6, 2011 utilizing Long March 2c rocket. Shijian-11-02 was the third satellite, it was launched on July 29, 2011. Shijian-11-05 was launched 0n July 15, 2013 and shijian-11-06 was launched on march 31, 2014.

  • Shijian-12 Satellite:

Shijian-12 was launched on June 15, 2010 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Long March -2D rocket carried Shijian-12 satellite.

  • Shijian-13 Satellite:

Shijian-13 satellite was launched from Xichang satellite launch center in China’s southwestern Sichuan Province. Long march-3B rocket carried Shijian-13 satellite.

  • Shijian-15 Satellite:

Shijian-15 is a Chinese experimental satellite. It was launched on July 19, 2013 from Taiyuan satellite launch center. Long March 4C carried Shijian-15 satellite.

  • Shijian-16 Satellite:

Shijian-16 was launched in October 25, 2013. Long March-4B rocket carried Shijian-16. Shijian-16 is used for space environment measurements, technology testing and also record space physical environment parameters and conducts other related space experiments. 

  • Shijian-17 Satellite:

Shijian-17 was launched in October 28, 2016. Long march-5 rocket carried Shijian-17 satellite.

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