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Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Inventory Satellite (TECIS)

Launch Time
Thu Aug 04, 2022 03:08 UTC


Long March 4B
Status: Active
Price: $64.68 million
Liftoff Thrust: 2,993 kN
Payload to LEO: 4,200 kg
Payload to GTO: 1,500 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 46.97 m
Fairing Diameter: 3.8 m
Fairing Height: 11.74 m

Mission Details

Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Inventory Satellite (TECIS)

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Monitoring Satellite (TECIS) is intended to evaluate forest biomass, measure atmospheric aerosol content, and detect photosynthetic fluorescence. These measurements will contribute to efforts to combat global warming.

The satellite carries 4 instruments: Multi-Beam LIDAR, Directional Multi-Spectral Camera, Directional Polarization Camera, and Chlorophyll Fluorescence Hyper-Spectral Monitor (SIFIS)

The satellite will operate in a sun-synchronous orbit at a height of 506 km, at 10:30 AM local time in the descending mode, with a designed lifetime of 8 years.

Payloads: 1
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


LC-9, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China



93rd orbital launch attempt

Long March 4B

46th mission
1st mission of 2022
45th successful mission
26th consecutive successful mission