Long March 2D - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 99 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched via Long March 2D, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched via Long March 2D are intended for government use (49.5%) and for the purpose of earth observation (65.7%).


  Data Table

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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Long March 2D

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2018, which saw the launch of 32 satellites launched via Long March 2D.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Long March 2D?

Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology own/operate the most number of satellites launched via Long March 2D (8 - 8.1% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched via Long March 2D?

China owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Long March 2D (87 - 87.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites delivered via Long March 2D to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites launched via Long March 2D to space is Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center which has launched 79 satellites (79.8%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched via Long March 2D (88 satellites - 88.9%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 343km to 1,092km, with the average perigee being 577.2km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 481km to 1,098km, with the average apogee being 600.7km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 107 minutes.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Long March 2D:

Yunhai-1 2.

Long March-2D launches the Yunhai-1 02 satellite

Yunhai-1 2 is a government satellite operated by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (China) for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Long March 2D as the launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on 25 September 2019. Yunhai-1 2 was constructed by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) (China).

Yunhai-1 2 navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-063A and NORAD ID 44547.

Taking 101 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 782km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 785km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.10E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Yunhai-1 2 with USA 209 from USA.

 Compare Yunhai-1 2 with Starlink-1674 from USA.


Beijing-3.

China launches Long March 2D rocket carrying Beijing-3 and three other satellites

A commercial satellite, Beijing-3 is operated by 21st Century Aerospace Technology (21AT) of China for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Delivered via Long March 2D (launch vehicle) from Taiyuan Launch Center, it was launched into space on 11 June 2021 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Beijing-3 was constructed by Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CASC) (China).

Beijing-3 orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-050A and NORAD ID 48840.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.09E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 487km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 502km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Beijing-3 with IRIS from USA.

 Compare Beijing-3 with Cryosat-2 from ESA.


Saudisat-5A.

Long March-2D launches SaudiSat 5A, SaudiSat 5B and CubeSats

  Heaviest satellite launched by Saudi Arabia into space at 425 kg

Saudisat-5A is a government satellite operated by Space Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia) for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Constructed by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia), it was launched into space on 7 December 2018 using Long March 2D as the launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Saudisat-5A orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 425kg, Saudisat-5A is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-102A and NORAD ID 43831.

Taking 95 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 533km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 551km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.30E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Saudisat-5A with Icesat-2 from USA.

 Compare Saudisat-5A with Starlink-1817 from USA.


Get more insights from these satellite datasets

  Full datasets:  All satellites by launch date   |   The Heaviest Satellites That Are Launched to Space

  By Use Type:  Civil-use satellites   |   Commercial satellites   |   Government satellites   |   Military satellites

  By Country:  USA   |   UK   |   France   |   Germany   |   Japan   |   China   |   Russia   |   Australia   |   Canada

  By Orbit Class/Type:  LEO satellites   |   MEO satellites   |   GEO satellites   |   Elliptical orbit   |   Polar orbit   |   Equatorial orbit   |   Non-polar inclined orbit   |   Sun-synchronous orbit   |   Molniya orbit

  By Operators:  SpaceX   |   EUTELSAT   |   SES   |   European Space Agency (ESA)   |   Planet Labs   |   Iridium   |   Spire Global   |   OneWeb   |   Swarm Technologies   |   NASA - Dataset of Satellites Launched (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   |   Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - Dataset of Satellites Launched

  By Launch Vehicle:  Falcon 9   |   Ariane 5   |   Ariane 5 ECA   |   Delta 2   |   Dnepr   |   Electron   |   Falcon Heavy   |   Long March 2C   |   Long March 2D   |   Long March 3B   |   Pegasus   |   Proton   |   Proton M   |   PSLV   |   Rokot   |   Soyuz   |   Soyuz-2.1b   |   Vega

  By Launch Vehicle:  Cape Canaveral   |   Baikonur Cosmodrome   |   Guiana Space Center   |   International Space Station   |   Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center   |   Plesetsk Cosmodrome   |   Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1   |   Satish Dhawan Space Centre   |   Taiyuan Launch Center   |   Vandenberg AFB   |   Xichang Satellite Launch Center   |   Boeing Satellite Systems   |   Airbus Defense and Space   |   EADS Astrium   |   Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems   |   Space Systems/Loral   |   Surrey Satellite Technology   |   Technical University Berlin   |   Thales Alenia Space


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