Long March 4C | Gaofen-12

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-12 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Wed, Nov 27th, 2019, 6:45 PM EST 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-12

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 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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