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The Long March 4C
, also known as the Chang Zheng 4C
, previously designated Long March 4B-II
, is a Chinese
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al carrier rocket. It is launched from the Jiuquan
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center is a People's Republic of China space vehicle launch facility .The facility is part of Dongfeng Aerospace City , and is located in the Gobi desert, Ejin Banner , Alxa League , Inner Mongolia, situated about 1,600 km from Beijing.- History :It was founded in 1958,...
and Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centres, and consists of 3 stages. Long March 4C vehicles have been use to launch the Yaogan-1, Yaogan-3 SAR satellites and the Fengyun-3A polar orbiting meteorological satellite. On December 15, 2009 a Long March 4C was used to launch Yaogan
Yaogan refers to a series of Chinese reconnaissance satellites launched in the early 21st century...
Because it was still designated as Long March 4B-II at the time of its maiden flight, the first launch is often mistaken for a Long March 4B
The Long March 4B , 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 Centre, it is a 3-stage rocket, used mostly to place satellites into low Earth and sun synchronous orbits...
. The Long March 4C is derived from the Long March 4B, but features a restartable upper stage, and a larger payload fairing.
CZ-4C Long March Space Launch Vehicle