China on Friday successfully sent four satellites into planned orbits that will be used for ecological environment monitoring, asteroid resource exploration, disaster prevention and mitigation among others.
The satellites were launched at 11:03 a.m. local time by a Long March-2D rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Among them was the Beijing-3 satellite, a commercial remote sensing satellite developed by China Spacesat Co., Ltd. It is mainly used for resource investigation, ecological environment monitoring, urban management and disaster prevention and mitigation, reported CGTN news channel.
The other three satellites will be used for research in marine ecological environment observation, asteroid resource exploration and in-orbit service teaching and training.
On June 3, China successfully launched the first new generation of meteorological satellites into planned orbit.
The FY-4B satellite will be used in the fields of weather analysis and forecasting, and environment and disaster monitoring.
China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) said in a statement that it will further strengthen China’s observation and response capability of small- and medium-scale disaster events and for many areas, including meteorology, agriculture, aviation, marine and environmental protection. Provide information security services. Press release.
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