Two satellites launched from desert launch location by China 

China has not stopped with its rapid space launches, especially with its 22nd 2020 operation. On August 6, China was able to launch a new Earth surveillance booster, accompanied by a miniature satellite from Tsinghua University. The Long March 2D rocket launched from Jiuquan from Gobi Desert at 12.01 p.m., local time (12. 01a.m EDT, 0401 GMT).  

Gaofen 9 (04), optical observation satellite, was the main shipment. The satellite can produce pictures with high-quality resolution.

Information collected by the satellite will provide an update about land surveys, city planning, confirmation of land-right, designing infrastructure, estimation of crop production, and management of disaster and mitigation. 

Gaofen satellite will launch the fourth shipment as two of its prior payloads were launched at the start of this year. The payload will unite with a bigger suite of Gaofen as well as other Earth-surveillance satellites as part of China High-resolution Earth Observation System (CHEOS). 

Q-SAT, gravity, and atmospheric satellite made by Tsinghua University, which is located in Beijing, accompanied the Gaofen shipment during the launch. According to the news that was released by Xinhua, that operation will certify technology and assess atmospheric concentration and collect information on the gravity field.  

The China Aerospace Science and Technology (CASC) advanced as well as manufactured Gaofen 9(04) satellite. The Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) is among the renowned associations that work under China Aerospace Science and Technology (CASC). The Shanghai Academy aided in the processing of 2-stage Long March 2D rocket. The main rocket-making amenities of the organization are located in Shanghai and Beijing. 

The launch was the 50th one for Long March 2D, and it made its first appearance in August 1992. In 2016, the motor experienced a partial anomaly when three satellites were launched into the lowest than deliberate trajectories. 

So far, China has made 22 liftoffs this year, one of them being an experimental flight of Long March 5B for space-station operations and the liftoff of Tianwen-1 Mars operations. However, three of the launched satellites ended unsuccessfully.

Between 2018 and 2019, China led the globe in liftoffs, whereby it launched 39 and 34 times correspondingly. In January, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) stated that it aims to make about 40 launches before the end of 2020. It will be able to successfully launch its launches with the help of launches service providers such as Expace and Galactic Energy. 


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