Long March 4C | Queqiao (Chang'e 4 relay satellite)

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 Queqiao (Chang'e 4 relay satellite) mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission was on Sun, May 20th, 2018, 5:25 PM EDT from Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center. 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

Queqiao (Chang'e 4 relay satellite)

Chang'e 4 is a Chinese lunar exploration mission that will incorporate an orbiter, a robotic lander and rover. The orbiter serves as a communications relay satellite. It will be placed into a halo orbit around the Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange point and is planned to support further missions to the far side of the Moon.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
China National Space Administration

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.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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