Long March 4B | Shi Jian 6E & 6F

Long March 4B | Shi Jian 6E & 6F

Launch Complex 9
Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, 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.


Shi Jian 6E & 6F

It was announced that the two satellites had a design life of at least two years, and would be used to probe the space environment, radiation and its effects, record space physical environment parameters, and conduct other related space experiments.

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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 47

Consecutive Success 28

Maiden Flight 1999-05-10

Launch Failures 1

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