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Long March 4B successfully launched Gaofen-11
▲A perfect success (photo by Fan Zhe)
At 11 o'clock on the morning of July 31, at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, the Long March 4B carrier successfully sent Gaofen-11 satellite to the scheduled orbit. The satellite will be mainly used in the fields of national census, urban planning, land confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation. It can provide information guarantee for the implementation of major national plans such as the “Belt and Road” initiative. Till this point, the 10 rocket launches in 2018 developed by the SAST have all been completely successful.
▲ The satellite cover assembly (photo by Ma Ji)
The Long March 4B carrier rocket that carried out this launch mission was developed by SAST of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. It is a three-stage launch vehicle with liquid propellant at normal temperature. The rocket is mainly used to launch satellites in the sun-synchronous orbit, with the characteristics of high reliability and strong adaptability.
▲ Long March 4 B carrier rocket ready to go (photo by Ma Ji)
This mission is the 282th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles. It is also the 99th flight test mission of the Long March series of launch vehicles developed by SAST.
Reprinted from the Wechat Public Platform "Shanghai Aerospace"