Gaofen 1-02, 1-03 & 1-04

Long March 4C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Gaofen 1-02, 1-03 & 1-04

Type: Earth Science

Gaofen is a series of Chinese civilian Earth observation satellites. These three satellites are to be operated together with the Gaofen-1 satellite, which was launched in 2013.

Location

Launch Complex 9

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

58 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

Long March 4

Length: meters
Diameter: meters
First Launched: December 8, 2020

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.

The Long March 4 rocket has been launched a total of 24 times with 22 successful and 2 failed launches.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March
Spacecraft:
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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