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PIESAT-1 x 4

Long March 2D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

PIESAT-1 x 4

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $30,000,000

4 X-band synthetic-aperture radar Earth observation satellites for PIESAT (1 main, 3 sub-satellites), operating in tandem using very long baseline interferometry, with resolution at 0.5 – 5 m.

Trajectory

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Mission patch for PIESAT-1 x 4

Location

Launch Complex 9

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

124 rockets have launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: CASC
  • Administration: Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei
  • Founded: 1999
  • Launchers: Long March
  • Country: CHN

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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