China successfully orbited three satellites

Китай успешно вывел на орбиту три спутника

The launch of the family Changzheng

Satellite BNU-1 will track the ice drift and melting of icebergs in the Arctic and Antarctic.

China orbited three satellites, including microsatellite code named BNU-1 (Cinsi-1) for observing the Arctic and Antarctica. It is reported TASS with reference to the Chinese Corporation aerospace science and technology Thursday, September 12.

According to her, the launch was carried out at 11:26 local time (06:26 Kiev) with the help of carrier rocket Long March 4B (long March 4B, Changzheng-4B) launch vehicle from the Taiyuan in the Northern Shanxi province.

Satellite BNU-1 was developed by experts from Beijing normal University in collaboration with the Shenzhen aerospace tech Dungannon and industrial development Association of great wall. The main objective of this remote sensing satellite to monitor ice drift and melting of icebergs.

The device weighs 10 kg and, according to the designers, thanks to the high-resolution cameras “is able to provide full coverage of both poles of the Earth.” The control lies with the joint research centre of the University of polar research of China.

In the future the number of these satellites that will work around the clock, will increase to 24. With the help of Chinese scientists are also going to maintain constant surveillance of the Tibetan plateau.

It is 310-th launch of the carrier rocket, the Changzheng series.

Recall, 31 August, China launched two research satellites with solid propellant booster Queijo-1A.

Earlier it was reported that China held the first launch of the carrier rocket Dragon Smart-1 (SD-1), intended for commercial use.

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