China successfully launched three new remote sensing satellites on Thursday. The launch was done from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province of southwest China. The satellites were sent into space as the second batch of the Yaogan-35 family. The Long March-2D Carrier Rocket played a role in taking them to space. All the satellites have been successfully put into orbit. According to the report of China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, these satellites will be used especially in science experiments, land resource surveys, assessment of the yield of agricultural products and disaster prevention.
It is said that this was the 424th launch of the Long March series carrier rockets. Earlier on November 6, China had launched a batch of 3 Yaogan-35 satellites. The Long March Carrier Rocket Series has been developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). 96.4 percent of China’s satellite launches have been done through this rocket.
Significantly, China is advancing its space missions very fast. He is also advancing the mission to Mars. China’s Mars Sample Return mission aims to collect samples from Mars and return them to Earth by 2031. This is two years early than the joint mission of NASA and ESA. This was confirmed by the agency’s chief designer through a presentation on June 20. The multi-launch mission is said to have a simpler architecture than the joint NASA-ESA project, with a single Mars landing and no rovers collecting samples from different sites.
Not only this, China has also made preparations to install the world’s largest telescope. The tension between China and America is not hidden from anyone, but even in terms of technology, China does not want to lag behind America. China has prepared to go 10 steps ahead of the American space agency NASA and if everything goes according to its plan, it will soon be able to set up the world’s largest telescope. China has named it the Very Large Area Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Its abbreviation is named VLAST. Some part of the telescope has also been completed.