CGWIC’s Long March-2F rocket ready for launch.

CGWIC’s Long March-2F rocket ready for launch

CGWIC’s Long March-2F rocket is ready for launching satellites from the Xichang Space Launch Center (XSLC) in China.

The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) is a separate entity of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and is the corporation authorized by the Chinese government to provide satellites, commercial launch services and to carry out international space cooperation. CGWIC was established in 1980.

As the professional company promoting international cooperation for China’s space industry, CGWIC is devoted to the internationalized development of China’s space industry. CGWIC has become a systems integrator for space products and services. In conjunction with its three main contractors, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) and China Satellite Launch, Tracking and Control (CLTC), CGWIC develops, maintains and operates the Long March LM-2C, LM-2D, LM-2F, LM-3A, LM-3B, LM-3C and LM-4 launch vehicles. The LM-3 family of launch vehicles are mainly used for the launch of commercial satellites.

Since CGWIC officially introduced its Long March launch vehicles to the international commercial launch services market in 1985, the company has conducted more than 24 international commercial launch missions for over the 30 satellites and 6 piggyback payloads. Back in 2004, CGWIC signed communications satellite in-orbit delivery contracts with international customers based on the newly developed DFH-4 platform, setting an important record-breaking milestone for China’s satellite export business. Through extensive international commercial cooperation, CGWIC has established close ties with satellite manufacturers and satellite operators all over the world and has an excellent reputation in the international aerospace industry.