China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation


Successes: 123 Failures: 6 Pending: 18


Launch Vehicle

Long March 3

Configuration: B
Family: Long March 3


Earth Science

Fengyun-4A (also known as FY-4A) is the first unit of the improved meteorological satellites series. Besides its main meteorological mission, it is also capable of solar observations for better space weather monitoring capabilites. The satellite is expected to operate for 5 years.

Launch Window

NET: December 10th 2016 - 16:11 UTC

Launch Window

Open: December 10th 2016 - 16:05 UTC

Close: December 10th 2016 - 16:35 UTC

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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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