China is advancing the development of the Chang’e-7 lunar south pole mission and a complex campaign to study comets and return samples from a near-Earth asteroid with a single orbiter.
The China National Space Administration issued a call (
A new satellite on the Gaofen-9 remote sensing series was orbited by China on Wednesday. A Long March 2D launched the Gaofen-9 (04) at 04:01:54 UTC from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center’s LC43/94 complex.
This was also the 50th launch of the Long March-2D launch vehicle and the 342nd launch of the Long March launch vehicle family.
The Gaofen-9 is a series of optical remote-sensing satellite that operates together with other satellites from the Gaofen series to form an Earth observation system.