Friday 10 July 2020

China launches new satellite for space study

China successfully launched a Shiyan-6 satellite on a Long March-2D carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 7:44 a.m. BJT on Sunday. The innovative satellite has entered its preset orbit. This is the second satellite of the Shiyan-6 series and is mainly used for space environment exploration and related interesting technical experiments.

China is quite impressive with this launch. It is interesting how many rockets China will launch in a week. We are awaiting the future.

India wants to improve its space missions. India wants its space station in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Here is more interesting China Space news:

    China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

    China's first fully homegrown Mars mission is on its way to the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 mission launched atop a Long March 5 rocket from Hainan Island's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on July 23.

    Read more about it here:

    The history of missions to Mars is interesting. Mars 3 was a robotic space probe of the Soviet Mars program, launched May 28, 1971, nine days after its twin spacecraft Mars 2. The probes were identical robotic spacecraft launched by Proton-K rockets with a Blok D upper stage, each consisting of an orbiter and an attached lander. After the Mars 2 lander crashed on the Martian surface, the Mars 3 lander became the first spacecraft to attain a soft landing on Mars, on December 2, 1971. It failed 110 seconds after landing, having transmitted only a gray image with no details. The Mars 2 orbiter and Mars 3 orbiter continued to circle Mars and transmit images back to Earth for another eight months.