LM-4

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LM-4
History

The feasibility study of LM-4 began in 1982. Engineering development was initiated in the following year. Initially, the LM-4 served as a back-up launch vehicle for LM-3 to launch China's communications satellites. After the successful launch of China's first DFH-2 communications satellites by LM-3, the main mission of the LM-4 was shifted to launch sun synchronous orbit meteorological satellites.

   
LM-4 Launch Record (as of April 1, 2010)
   
No. Launch Vehicle Launch Date Payload Mission Launch Center Result
01 LM-4 F01 09 Jul. 1988 FY-1A* SSO TSLC** Success
02 LM-4 F02 03 Sept. 1990 FY-1B* SSO TSLC Success
03 LM-4 F03 05 Oct . 1999 FY-1C* SSO TSLC Success
04 LM-4 F04 14 Oct. 1999 CBERS*** SSO TSLC Success
05 LM-4 F05 01 Sept. 2000 ZY-2 SSO TSLC Success
06 LM-4 F06 15 May. 2002 FY-1D SSO TSLC Success
07 LM-4 F07 27 Oct . 2002 ZY-2 SSO TSLC Success
08 LM-4 F08 21 Oct. 2003 CBERS-02/Chuangxin-1 SSO TSLC Success
09 LM-4B F09 08 Sept . 2004 SJ-6 SSO TSLC Success
10 LM-4B F10 06 Nov.2004 ZY-2 SSO TSLC Success
11 LM-4B F11 27 April. 06 Yaogan-1 SSO TSLC Success
12 LM-4B F12 24 Oct. 06 Shijian 2-6A, 6B SSO TSLC Success
13 LM-4B F13 19 Sept. 07 CBERS-02B SSO TSLC Success
14 LM-4B F14 25 Oct. 08 Shijian 6-3A,3B SSO TSLC Success
15 LM-4B F15 15 Dec. 08 Yaogan-5 SSO TSLC Success
16 LM-4B F16 25 Oct. 08 Shijian 6-3A,3B SSO TSLC Success
17 LM-4B F17 15 Dec. 08 Yaogan-5 SSO TSLC Success
18 LM-4B F18 15 Dec. 09 Yaogan-8 SSO TSLC Success
19 LM-4B F19 05 Mar. 2010 Yaogan-9 LEO JSLC Success
   
Note: In the "Launch Vehicle" column, "FXX" indicates the number of launch vehicle flights.
* Chinese meteorological satellite
** Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
*** China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite