Long March 4C
Long March 4C
|Country of origin||People's Republic of China|
|4,200 kilograms (9,300 lb)|
|2,800 kilograms (6,200 lb)|
|1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb)|
|Launch sites||LC-2, TSLC
|First flight||26 April 2006|
|Specific impulse||2550 m/s|
|Specific impulse||2942 m/s|
|Specific impulse||2971 m/s|
The Long March 4C, also known as the Chang Zheng 4C, CZ-4C and LM-4C, previously designated Long March 4B-II, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is launched from the Jiuquan and Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centres, and consists of 3 stages. Long March 4C vehicles have been used 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 8.
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 4C is derived from the Long March 4B, but features a restartable upper stage, and a larger payload fairing.
- Gunter Krebs. "CZ-4C (Chang Zheng-4C)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
- Rui C. Barbosa (December 15, 2009). "China completes 2009 schedule by launching another spy satellite". NASASpaceFlight.com.
- CZ-4C Long March Space Launch Vehicle GlobalSecurity.org
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