Long March 4C
Gaofen 5

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

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 4C rocket as part of the Gaofen 5 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Tue, May 8th, 2018, 2:20 PM from Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 4C and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Gaofen 5

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. Based on the SAST5000B bus, Gaofen 5 will carry six types of payloads, including visible and short-wave infra hyper-spectral camera, spectral imager, greenhouse gas detector, atmospheric environment infrared detector at very high spectral resolution, differential absorption spectrometer for atmospheric trace gas, and multi-angle polarization detector. The satellite has a designed life of 8 years. It is to be launched atop of a Long March 4C to a 705km Sun Syncronous Orbit (SSO).

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan

Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 4C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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