China Has Successfully Launched Three Satellites CZ-4B For The Development Of The Internet Of Things And Mapping
China put three civilian satellites into orbit on July 25 to develop the Internet of things infrastructure, high-resolution optical mapping, and astrophysical observations, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
According to its official page on the social network WeChat, the launch was carried out at 11:13 local time using a CZ-4B rocket ("Changzheng-4B") from the Taiyuan cosmodrome in the Northern province of Shanxi. It became the 341st for carriers of the "Changzheng" series.
One of the spacecraft is called ZY3-03 ("Ziyuan-3-03"). It weighs 2.36 tons and will be used in Geology, for the needs of forestry and agriculture, during rescue operations in the event of natural disasters. The second device is the Tianqi-10, which weighs only 8 kg and is designed exclusively for organizing the operation of devices and sensors that are connected by communication channels and connected to a virtual network. The third is the Longxiayan x-ray astronomy microsatellite.
China is actively developing its national space program, developing meteorological, telecommunications and navigation satellites, as well as technologies for lunar exploration. This week, Chinese scientists launched the first national project to explore Mars, which they intend to begin intensive study of the surface in the near future. Among the promising Chinese programs is the study of asteroids and mining on them.