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Gaofen-3 03

Long March 4C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Gaofen-3 03

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

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 Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) has witnessed the launch of 111 rockets, including 111 orbital launch attempts, while Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 221 rocket launches.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation 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.

Long March 4C

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

The countdown has commenced.!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

No video footage of this launch never mind maybe next time .?
It was a success anyway for our Chinese space friends,