Long March 4B
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Long March 4B
|Country of origin||People's Republic of China|
|Height||45.8 metres (150 ft)|
|Diameter||3.35 metres (11.0 ft)|
|Mass||249,200 kilograms (549,400 lb)|
|4,200 kilograms (9,300 lb)|
|2,800 kilograms (6,200 lb)|
|1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb)|
|Derivatives||Long March 4C|
|Launch sites||LC-7/LC-9, TSLC
|First flight||10 May 1999|
The Long March 4B (Chinese: 长征四号乙火箭), 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. It was first launched on 10 May 1999, with the FY-1C weather satellite, which would later be used in the 2007 Chinese anti-satellite missile test.
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- Boadle, Anthony. "China-Brazil satellite launch fails, likely fell back to Earth". Reuters. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
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