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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | Long March 3B | Fengyun-4B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is scheduled to launch a Long March 3 rocket as part of the Fengyun-4B mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on 02/28/2021 UTC (UNCONFIRMED) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 3 and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: Fengyun-4B

China’s geostationary meteorological satellite program FY-4 (Feng Yun 4) is the second generation of chinese geostationary meteorological satellites.

Rocket: Long March 3

The Long March 3B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Introduced in 1996, it is launched from Launch Area 2 and 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. A three-stage rocket with four strap-on liquid rocket boosters, it is currently the most powerful member of the Long March rocket family and the heaviest of the Long March 3 rocket family, and is mainly used to place communications satellites into geosynchronous orbits.

Agency: 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.

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