The fifth cooperative mission between China and Brazil was launched at 03:26UTC on Sunday from the LC9 launch complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. This was also a milestone 200th launch for the Chinese rocket fleet, March-4B.
According to NASASpaceFlight.com, the launch of CBERS-4 was originally scheduled for December 2015. However, due to the loss of CBERS-3, China and Brazil agreed to anticipate the launch one year.
CBERS-4 carries four cameras in the payload module, with improved geometrical and radiometric performance (MUXCam, PanMUX, IRS and WFI). The features of the various on-board cameras are as below:
|Camera||Type of data||Resolution|
|IRS||Multispectral||20 m – 200m|
|WFI||Multi spectral||64 m|