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China launches two new satellites to monitor environment

They will also be useful in case of earthquakes - VIDEO

As reported by Chinese media in these hours, Asian Nation launched two new satellites for environmental monitoring into space. The operation was successfully completed, to be precise from Taiyuan Cosmodrome, in the northern province of Shanxi. At 11:23 (local time) yesterday, Sunday 27 September 2020, the "Changzheng-4B" rocket was launched into orbit with satellites HJ-2A and HJ-2B, called to "replace" the older generation ones for the same purpose. The goal of these missions is to continuously update information on natural resources, water in the first place, but also on agriculture in general and forestry services.

China Academy of Space Technology added other details on the technologies in question, according to which these satellites are 16 meters long and characterized by greater mobility than those launched in the past. Furthermore, they have been designed to monitor future natural disasters, land use, protection of water resources, control of cultivated land and more. Indeed, China is aiming to make earthquake relief more intense and timely. Finally, as regards the Changzheng rocket, it is the 348 mission in which it is involved.

Below, the video of the launch:

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency