SVOM

SVOM

Long March 2C JUN 24 2024

The SVOM mission (Space-based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor) is a Franco-Chinese mission dedicated to the study of the most distant explosions of stars, the gamma-ray bursts. It is to be launched end 2023 by the Chinese Long March 2C rocket from the Xichang launch base.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameSVOM
Launch SiteLC-3, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China
Launch VehicleLong March 2C
AgencyChina Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launch DateJUN 24 2024
The Space Variable Objects Monitor (SVOM) is a French/Chinese planned small X-ray telescope satellite under development by China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Centre National d'√Čtudes Spatiales - CNES. SVOM will study the explosions of massive stars by analysing the resulting gamma-ray bursts. The lightweight X-ray mirror for SVOM weighs just 1 kg (2.2 lb). SVOM will add new capabilities to the work of finding gamma-ray bursts currently being done by the multinational satellite Swift.

Launch Vehicle - Long March 2C

Payload To SSO2C: 1400 Kg (3100 lbs) 2C/SMA: 1900 Kg (4200 lbs)
Payload To GTO1250 Kg (2760 lbs)
Fairing Height8.37 m
Fairing Diameter3.35 m
Liftoff Thrust2962 kN
Strap Ons0
Rocket Height42.0 m
Mass233000 Kg (514000 lbs)
Stages2
Payload To LEO3850 Kg (8490 lbs)