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China Launches Long March-2D Rocket Successfully

Beijing, April 21, 2024, The Europe Today: On Sunday, China achieved a successful launch of its Long March-2D carrier rocket, deploying a remote sensing satellite, the Yaogan-42 02, into orbit. The rocket lifted off at 7:45 a.m. Beijing Time from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

The Long March-2D rocket mission marked a significant milestone as the 517th flight mission of the Long March series rockets, continuing China’s ambitious space exploration efforts and satellite deployment initiatives.

The Yaogan-42 02 satellite is designed for remote sensing purposes, contributing to various applications including environmental monitoring, resource surveying, disaster management, and scientific research. Its successful deployment expands China’s capabilities in Earth observation and enhances its space-based data gathering and analysis.

The launch underscores China’s ongoing commitment to advancing its space program, leveraging indigenous rocket technologies and satellite systems to bolster its presence in the global space arena. The Long March-2D’s successful deployment of the Yaogan-42 02 satellite represents another step forward in China’s quest for technological innovation and space exploration prowess.