As part of the Shiyan-6 project, China has successfully launched the third satellite for studying near-earth space and testing space equipment. The Long March-4B rocket was launched at 7 am local time from the Taiyuan cosmodrome in the north of China, TASS informs, citing local television. The first satellite was launched in November 2018, the second in July 2020.
China is actively developing a national space program, developing meteorological, telecommunications and navigation satellites, as well as technologies for the exploration of the moon. In the near future, Beijing plans to begin an intensive study of the surface of Mars.
This year, the PRC plans to break its own record for the number of spacecraft launched into space.