Friday, April 28, 2006

China's increased mobility in space

Somewhat different from what has been posted previously, a look at space satellites and how they will increasingly be put into use tracking physical geo-movement. As a contender, China recently launched a remote sensing satellite:

"China successfully launched a remote sensing satellite and put it into preset orbit Thursday morning, the first of a series of space launches planned by China this year.
The Remote Sensing Satellite No. 1 blast off a top a Long March 4-B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province at 6:48 a.m. Thursday.

An official with the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, a major developer of both the satellite and the rocket, said the 2.7-ton satellite will be mainly used for scientific experiment, survey of land resources, appraisal of crops and disaster prevention and alleviation."

China Successfully Launches Remote Sensing Satellite

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