Long March 4B | CBERS-4A

Long March 4B | CBERS-4A

Launch Complex 9
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China













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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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.



On April 24, 2015, China and Brazil have signed the agreement for the construction of CBERS-4A. It's a third satellite in the continuity to the CBERS program, and a sixth CBERS satellite to be constructed. The CBERS satellites enhance and complement the existing remote sensing systems in an effort to improve our knowledge about the Earth environment and resources.

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Long March 4B

Height 44.10 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 1500 kg

Liftoff Thrust 2961 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 4200 kg

Liftoff Mass 249 Tonnes

Launch Success 44

Consecutive Success 24

Maiden Flight 1999-05-10

Launch Failures 1


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