China is proud to announce that they succeeded in launching three brand-new military surveillance satellites into space a few days ago, on March 24, aboard the Long March 2C rocket.
Even though the current pandemic is affecting most of the business worldwide, China has continued to invest in its rockets. In spite of being the epicenter of COVID-19, and currently developing another virus as it is speculated, the country has pursued in constructing and launching rockets. They took extra measures of protection for their workers and up until now, nobody was infected.
On March 23, at 11:43 am, the three Yaogan-30 Group 6 surveillance satellites lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, serving their purpose for the military. The three satellites’ primary goal is to detect electromagnetic movements in the environment. Other satellites that have been launched will be joined by China’s latest success: the Chuangxin-5 satellite constellation with several 18 Yaogan satellites that have been there since 2017.
China plans for more space exploration missions
However, not all of China’s initiatives are bringing success. On March 16, the Long March 7A could not launch into the space. Another failure was when the long March 3B rocket was launched on 9 March, and it eventually ended up crashing to the ground. Fortunately, the enormous mass landed on a field, harming no one.
Another plan for China is exploring the moon. This is why Russia and China are making agreements to send another person on the moon. The Soviet Union was the first to make a lunar landing during 1966, which resulted in a couple of mindblowing images that have been thoroughly analyzed by researchers.
One decade later, the Soviet Union managed to send another moon equipage back. Currently, Russia is facing a black period, unlike China, which has invested enormous amounts of money into researching the outer space.