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China Launches HY-2B Marine Satellite

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit Thursday morning. A Long March-4B rocket sent the HY-2B satellite into orbit at 06:57 from the Taiyuan Satellite...

China launches HY-2B marine satellite, 288th launch by the Long March rocket series

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the HY-2B satellite took off at 6:57 a.m. on October 25 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Prov...

Haiyang 2B

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Complex 9 Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Haiyang is a series of Chinese marine remote sensing satellites. Haiyang 2B is a follow up to Haiyang 2A satellite. It is intended for monitoring the dynamic ocean environnement with microwave sensors to detect sea surface wind field, sea surface height and sea surface temperature.

Long March 4B

Family: Long March 4
Configuration: B

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    44.1 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    249 T
  • Thrust
    2961 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 4B
  • Family
    Long March 4
  • Variant
    B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 4B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    4200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 411 Failures: 22 Pending: 10

Agency Type: Government

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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Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

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