China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 4

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Successes: 118 Failures: 6 Pending: 18

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Launch Vehicle


Long March 4

Configuration: C
Family: Long March 4

Vehicle Specifications


Long March 4C
GTO: None
LEO: None
Length: None m
Diameter: None m
Launch Mass: Nonek kg
Thurst: None kN
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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. Based on the SAST5000B bus, Gaofen 5 will carry six types of payloads, including visible and short-wave infra hyper-spectral camera, spectral imager, greenhouse gas detector, atmospheric environment infrared detector at very high spectral resolution, differential absorption spectrometer for atmospheric trace gas, and multi-angle polarization detector. The satellite has a designed life of 8 years. It is to be launched atop of a Long March 4C to a 705km Sun Syncronous Orbit (SSO).

Launch Window


NET: May 8th 2018 - 18:28 UTC

Open: May 8th 2018 - 18:20 UTC

Close: May 8th 2018 - 18:46 UTC

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Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan