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Zi Yuan 1-1

Long March 4B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Zi Yuan 1-1

Type: Earth Science

The CBERS (China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite) or ZY 1 (Zi Yuan) satellites are designed for global coverage and include cameras to make optical observations and a data collecting system to gather data on the environment. They are unique systems due to the use of on-board sensors which combine features that are especially designed to resolve the broad range of space and time scales involved in the monitoring and preservation of the ecosystem. They are operated jointly by the China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA) and the Brazilian INPE (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, National Institute of Space Research).

Location

Launch Complex 7

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

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

Launch Complex 7, 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 45 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 46 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: 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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