Long March 4C | Gaofen 10

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 4C Rocket

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 4C rocket as part of the Gaofen 10 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Wed, Aug 31st, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT from Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Gaofen 10

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan

Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 4

The Long March 4C, also known as the Chang Zheng 4C, CZ-4C and LM-4C, previously designated Long March 4B-II, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is launched from the Jiuquan, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre and Xichangs, and consists of 3 stages. Long March 4C vehicles have been used to launch the Yaogan-1, Yaogan-3 SAR satellites and the Fengyun-3A polar orbiting meteorological satellite. On December 15, 2009 a Long March 4C was used to launch Yaogan 8.

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