Long March 4C successfully launched the Gaofen 12 03 satellite.

China's 22nd Orbital launch of 2022

Long March 4C launches Gaofen 12-03 satellite (CASC)

June 27, 2022 at 15:46 UTC / 23:46 Beijing time, China's Long March 4C "Y46" launched the Gaofen-12-03 satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the satellite successfully entered the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. The satellite is mainly used in the fields of land census, urban planning, land rights confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and mitigation. Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS)


Mission patch LM-4C Y46

The satellite is mainly used in the fields of land census, urban planning, land rights confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and mitigation. Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS)

This is the 22nd orbital launch from China in 2022, and the 425th flight of the Long March series of launch vehicles.

The LM-4C (Chang Zheng 4C or CZ-4C) is a 'hypergolic' based launch vehicle, was developed and manufactured by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology. Based on its three-stage design and second-stage restart precision orbital capability, it can be expected to continue to launch these heavier, more demanding satellites.

It appears to be the basic CZ-4B booster with the improved optional operational restart second stage engine modification as well as an existing third stage already proven constantly.

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