Long March 4C | Gaofen-10R

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-10R mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Fri, Oct 4th, 2019, 2:44 PM EDT 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-10R

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. Gaofen-10R is a replacement satellite for the one lost in a 2016 failed launch.

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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