China plans to launch 40 rockets per year

Китай планирует пуск 40 ракет-носителей за год

The launch of Changzheng-2

In the coming year, China will launch more navigation satellites 10, for a network Bedou-3.

China is planning in 2018 to launch 40 rockets, including his most powerful at the moment, the Changzheng-5 (long March 5). It is reported by the China Daily, citing the aerospace Corporation science and technology of China (CASC).

According to the newspaper, this year China will carry out a launch 35 rockets Changzheng (the long March), and five solid-fuel rockets, Queijo.

It is reported that Chinese scientists will continue to work on his third start Changzheng-5 after it failed the second in July of last year. The Chinese authorities still do not report what caused the failure of the mission.

The third launch was to take place in late November of last year. It was planned that the rocket will deliver to the moon probe Chang’e-5, which was supposed to land on the lunar surface, collect samples of lunar soil and return to Earth.

If the third start is successful, it will be a training for new manned missions, launch module of the Chinese space station in 2019 and launch lunar probe Chang’e-5.

The publication notes that after the launch in November last year at the same time the two satellites of the Beidou-3 with a single booster China closer to 2020, to create a global navigation system, which will make China the third after Russia and the United States country in the world with its navigation system.

In the coming year, China will launch more navigation satellites 10, for a network of 18 satellites Bedou-3, which will serve countries initiative, One belt, one road. It is planned that Beidou’s 35 satellites-3 will form a global navigation system by 2020. At the moment China orbited 23 satellites for navigation.

This year will also be running two satellite Beidou-2, which will replace the end of their service life satellites.

In space China’s plans for 2018 is also the launch of the two satellites of Earth remote sensing with high resolution Guofeng-5 and Guofeng-6.

In February, China launched its first satellite for monitoring electromagnetic field AD 78-139. His task will be collecting data about the electromagnetic fields, ionospheric plasma and high-energy particles.

Start solid rocket, Queijo-11, which should put into orbit six satellites scheduled for the first half of 2018.

As reported Корреспондент.net26 December, China has carried out a successful launch of Changzheng-2 with three satellites.

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