CGWIC Launches HEAD-2G and Minhang Juvenile Satellite aboard LM-4B Launch Vehicle The current page: Home -> News

At 11:08 Augest 4, 2022 BJT, Long March-4B (LM-4B) Launch Vehicle blasted off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC), sending terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite, and two rideshare satellites of HEAD-2G and Minhang Juvenile Satellite into the predetermined orbit.The rideshare mission of HEAD-2G and Minhang Juvenile Satellite is contracted by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

HEAD-2G, developed by HEAD Aerospace Group, will collect data of ship & flight status and Internet of Things and will conductremote sensing demonstrations.

Minhang Juvenile Satellite is developed by Shanghai Space Technology Co.,Ltd. It is mainly used to promote middle and primary school students to participate in the space scientific research and engineering practice of satellite design, development, rideshare and launch, and to carry out scientific research on the application of integrated space and ground carbon source monitoring.

LM-4B is a three-stageliquid launch vehicle developed by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST), also a subsidiary of CASC.

CGWIC is a commercial organization authorized by Chinese government to provide commercial launch services, satellite systems and to carry out space technology cooperation. Under the guidance of CASC, CGWIC can provide fast, stable and reliable "one-stop" quality services to both international and domestic customers by introducing the "Long March Express" launch services brand.

Since the Long March series of launch vehicleshas stepped into the international market in the 90’s, CGWIC performed a total of 72 launch missions, including 69 satellites for international customers and 51 satellites for domestic customers. Furthermore, CGWIC has conducted 44 rideshare missions, sending 27 international payloads and 104 domestic payloads into orbits. This launch marks the 430th flight of the Long March series of launch vehicles.