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China continues to grow its remote-sensing fleet with Yaogan 42A launch
Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan 42 01 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province, April 3, 2024. The rocket blasted off at 6:56 am (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center and sent the Yaogan 42 01 satellite into the preset orbit. [Photo/Xinhua]
China continues to grow its remote-sensing fleet with Yaogan 42A launch
by Simon Mansfield
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 04, 2024

In a significant stride for its earth observation endeavors, China's aerospace community celebrated a new milestone with the successful deployment of the Yaogan 42A satellite aboard a Long March 2D rocket. Launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at 6:56 am local time, this addition underscores China's commitment to enhancing its remote-sensing capabilities.

The Yaogan 42A satellite joins an expanding constellation designed to monitor Earth, capturing data through reflected and emitted radiation for comprehensive environmental assessments. The recent launch, facilitated by the liquid-fueled Long March 2D rocket capable of carrying 1.3-ton payloads to approximately 700 kilometers above Earth, highlights the satellite's vital role in a broad range of observational activities.

Developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, a branch of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), both the satellite and its carrier rocket embody the latest in Chinese space technology. This launch not only adds to China's capabilities in space but also marks the 15th venture into space for China in 2024 and a significant milestone in the history of the Long March rocket series, recording its 515th flight.

The precision in deploying Yaogan 42A to its intended orbit demonstrates China's growing proficiency in space, further solidifying its position as a key player in global satellite technology and Earth observation.

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