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Tianxun-1

Long March 4B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Tianxun-1

Type: Earth Science

A Chinese microsatellite built by the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Earth observation with maximum resolution of 30 metres.

Location

Launch Complex 9

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

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

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

Rocket

Long March 4B – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 4
Length: 44.1 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 249 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 4200 kg

The Long March 4B was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1999-05-10. Long March 4B has 46 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 47 launches. 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.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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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