CGWIC Successfully Launches 6 Galaxy Space Satellites by LM-2C with XINGYUAN-2 Satellite as Secondary Passenger The current page: Home -> News

At 14:01 March 5th, 2022 BJT, Long March-2C (LM-2C) launch vehicle successfully launched 6 Galaxy Space satellites, and XINGYUAN-2 satellite as secondary passenger from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC). China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC), provides the launch services for all the satellites in this mission.

The 6 Galaxy Space satellites, designed and developed by GalaxySpace, will be used for in-orbit validation of multi-satellite joint operation, constellation building, and communications & remote sensing integrated services.

XINGYUAN-2 is a 6U remote sensing CubeSat.

LM-2C Launch Vehicle is a liquid two-stage launcher designed and manufactured by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), also a subsidiary of CASC. The designed capacity of LM-2C is 1200kg for 700km sun synchronous orbit. The largest PLF of LM-2C is 4.2m in diameter. This is the 60th launch of LM-2C.

CGWIC is a commercial organization authorized by Chinese government to provide commercial launch services, satellite systems and to carry out space technology cooperation. Under the guidance of CASC, CGWIC can provide fast, stable and reliable "one-stop" quality services to both international and domestic customers. This LM-2C launch is another successful mission of CGWIC 6 days after the successful flight of the LM-8 rideshare launch on February 27th.

Since Long March launch vehicles entered the international market in 1990, CGWIC has completed 68 commercial launches for 69 international satellites (including 12 IOD communication satellites and 3 IOD remote sensing satellites) and 37 domestic satellites. In addition, CGWIC has conducted 42 rideshare missions, sending 27 international payloads (including 1 IOD remote sensing satellite) and 95 domestic payloads into orbits.

This launch marks the 410th flight of the Long March fleet.