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China launches ‘Haiyang-2D’ Ocean Observation Satellite into Orbit

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China successfully launches new ocean observation satellite Haiyang-2DChina launched ‘Haiyang-2D (HY-2D)’ Ocean Observation Satellite into the Orbit. It was launched by a Long March-4B rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Gobi Desert, China.

  • HY-2D will form a constellation with the already launched HY-2B & HY-2C satellites, which will support China’s early warning and prediction of marine disasters.
  • The satellite has been developed by the China Academy of Space Technology.
  • It was the 370th launch by the Long March rocket series.

Key Points

  • The Long march rocket series was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology.
  • The HY-2B was launched in October 2018, while HY-2C was launched September 2020.
  • China’s rover ‘Zhurong’ landed in Mars in May, 2021. It became the 2nd country after the US to have a rover on Mars.

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About China National Space Administration (CNSA)

Administrator – Zhang Kejian
Headquarters – Beijing, China