LAUNCH CENTER

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Sat Nov 20 2021
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Gaofen-11-03

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(1:51 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(1:44 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(2:05 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Long March 4B

Description:

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.

Long March 4B rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Earth Science
  • Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Pad

Launch Complex 9