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China launches Yaogan – Remote Sensing Satellites into orbit

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China launches more classified Yaogan satellites into orbitChina successfully launched the Yaogan-30 (08) remote sensing satellites into orbit using the Long March 2C rocket, lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. It was China’s 13th launch of 2021 & 369th mission of the Long March rocket series.

  • The 3 satellites launched in the mission will be used for electromagnetic environment surveys and other technology tests.
  • Yaogan-30 (08) is the 8th trio of Yaogan satellites to be launched into space, the previous 7 launches have been conducted since 2017.
  • Tianqi-12’ – a small satellite for Internet of Things (IoT) data connectivity built by Beijing based firm  ‘Guodian Gaoke’ was also launched.
  • Yaogan satellites are basically Chinese military reconnaissance satellites.

i.On April 30, 2021 China launched  ‘Yaogan-34’ satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gobi Desert, China.

  • Yaogan-34 is an optical remote sensing satellite for surveying land resources, urban planning, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention & reduction.
  • It will be essential to provide information services for China’s Belt & Road Initiative.
  • It was China’s 12th launch of 2021.

ii.China is aiming to launch at least 40 times in 2021.

China’s rocket debris falls in Indian Ocean

The debris from China’s Long March-5B Y2 rocket, fell in the Indian Ocean near Maldives.

  • On April 29, 2021, China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched the Core Module ‘Tianhe’ for its new permanent space station aboard the Long March-5B Y2 rocket.

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On December 27, 2020 China successfully launched ‘Yaogan 33R’,  a new remote sensing satellite from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China into space.

About China National Space Administration (CNSA)

Administrator – Zhang Kejian
Headquarters – Beijing, China