China 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.
- 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