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CBERS-4A

Long March 4B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

CBERS-4A

Type: Earth Science

On April 24, 2015, China and Brazil have signed the agreement for the construction of CBERS-4A. It's a third satellite in the continuity to the CBERS program, and a sixth CBERS satellite to be constructed. The CBERS satellites enhance and complement the existing remote sensing systems in an effort to improve our knowledge about the Earth environment and resources.

Location

Launch Complex 9

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

58 rockets have launched from Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China.

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

Rocket

Long March 4B

Length: 44.1 meters
Diameter: 3.35 meters
First Launch: May 10, 1999

The Long March 4B (Chinese: 长征四号乙火箭), also known as the Chang Zheng 4B, CZ-4B and LM-4B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Launched from Launch Complex 1 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, it is a 3-stage rocket, used mostly to place satellites into low Earth and sun synchronous orbits.

The Long March 4B rocket has been launched a total of 28 times with 27 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & 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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