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China launches Yaogan-31 satellite constellation

10.04.2018 58 просмотров

Earth remote sensing devices were launched into orbit using the Long March-4C launch vehicle. The launch took place on April 10 from the Jiuquan Cosmodrome in the northwestern province of Gansu.


Together with Yaogan-31, an experimental nanosatellite was launched into orbit. The devices will be used to study electromagnetic fields and conduct other technical experiments. 

The first Earth remote sensing satellite of the Yaogan series was launched by China in 2006, TASS reports. The launch on April 10, 2018 was the 271st launch of the Long March series launch vehicles. 

Recently, China has been actively working to create a powerful orbital constellation of satellites. As before reported "Greater Asia", in the second half of 2018, the Chinese Academy of Sciences will launch from the spaceport Jiuquan is the first open source Tianzhi-1 satellite. Thanks to this, the device can be used as a multi-profile platform for the needs of various users.

For reference:
China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). According to official data, the devices are used for scientific experiments: testing a new platform for Earth remote sensing satellites, studying the state of natural resources, assessing crop yields and eliminating the consequences of natural disasters.

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