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Long March 4C | Yaogan Weixing-33

Launch Time
Wed May 22, 2019 22:55 UTC
The launch failed due to a technical problem with the third stage.

Launch Vehicle

Long March 4C
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 2,971 kN
Payload to LEO: 4,200 kg
Payload to GTO: 1,500 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 45.8 m


Yaogan Weixing-33

Yaogan is a series of Chinese remote sensing satellites. The Chinese media describe the satellites as intended for "scientific experiments, land survey, crop yield assessment, and disaster monitoring". Western analysts suspect that they are also used for military purposes. Analysts believe that each satellite employs either optical or synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors and that the SAR satellites are of the Jian Bing-5 series.
Payloads: 1