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Gaofen-3-02

Long March 4C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Mission

Gaofen-3-02

Type: Earth Science

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS). GF 3 features a multi-polarized C-band SAR at meter-level resolution, with designed lifespan of 8 years. The satellite is based on the CS-L3000B bus.

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

107 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 4C

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 4C rocket has been launched a total of 31 times with 29 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

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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Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
22 days ago

This should be a successful launch knowing the CASTC team.