samedi 12 novembre 2016

CASC launches Yunhai-1 meteorological satellite












CASC - China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation logo.

Nov. 12, 2016


Image above: The Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying China's Yunhai-1 satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Nov. 12, 2016. Image Credits: Xinhua,/Wang Jiangbo/News.cn.

China sent into space a meteorological satellite, Yunhai-1, at 7:14 a.m. Saturday from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's gobi desert.


Video above: Launch of China's Long March 2D Rocket carrying Yunhai 1 meteorological satellite. Video Credits: Xinhua/CCTV+.

Yunhai-1 was carried by a Long March-2D rocket, the 240th mission for the Long March rocket family.

Yunhai-1 meteorological satellite. Image Credit: Xinhua

Developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, the satellite will be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environment, disaster prevention and mitigation, and scientific experiments.

More information:

http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/n6443408/index.html

http://english.spacechina.com/n16421/index.html

Images (mentioned), Video (mentioned), Text, Credits: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

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