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China’s Yunhai 1-03 satellite is designed to perform various space missions

China launched a Long March 2D launch vehicle to send a multi-mission satellite into orbit on Wednesday morning, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.

A press release from the state-run space contractor said the rocket lifted off at 7:15 a.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert and launched the Yunhai 1-03 satellite into its target orbit.

The task of the satellite is to study the atmospheric, marine and space environment, provide data to prevent and mitigate the consequences of natural disasters, as well as conduct scientific experiments, the report notes.

The Long March 2D rocket is liquid-fueled and has a launch thrust of 300 metric tons. It is capable of sending a spacecraft with a total mass of 1.3 tons into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 700 kilometers.

Both the satellite and the rocket were designed and built by the Shanghai Academy of Space Technology.

The launch was the 438th flight of the Long March rocket fleet and China’s 38th space mission this year. In 2022, more than 60 launches are planned in the country.



Source: Xinhua


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