CHINA LONG MARCH 4B ROCKET LAUNCH ON DECK.
Photo Credit: China National Space Administration (CNSA): CLICK photo to view larger size and see below for links and information.
LAUNCH ALERT: Potentially the 2nd launch of the day.
On Sunday, December 8, 2013 at approximately 2226 EST (0326 UTC on the 9th) China will be launching a Long March (Chang Zheng or CZ) 4B rocket carrying the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS-3) from Launch Complex 9 (LC9) at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC), China. TSLC is also known as “Base-25”.
CBERS-3 is a remote sensing satellite for the collection of imagery of urban, agricultural and environmental planning and applications. CBERS-3 also goes by the name Ziyuan-1 (ZY-1).
STREAM LIVE: http://english.cntv.cn/live/p2p/index.shtml
China National Space Administration (CNSA): http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/n615709/cindex.html
China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation: http://english.spacechina.com/n16421/index.html
More info: http://www.zarya.info/Calendar.php
CBERS Satellite Homepage: http://www.cbers.inpe.br/ingles/satellites/launching_cbers3_4.php
Dragon In Space page on CBERS-3 & 4: http://www.dragoninspace.com/satellite/cbers/cbers34.aspx