Long March 4C
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Earth Science
Chinese civilian L-Band radar Earth observation satellite.
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Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)
Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China
193 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.
Long March 4C – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 4
The Long March 4C was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2006-04-26. Long March 4C has 48 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 50 launches. 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.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC
- 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.
“Earth science” satellite all the best to our Chinese space friends, you all know who you are , together we can save our tiny planet we all share “one day at a time” .
Here is to a successful launch .
Great work CASC , its a pity we could not see the launch however with political issues flying left right and centre in certain parts of our only planet it is expected .
“Space” is still to be shared by all.