24 October 2021
On 24 October 2021 at 09:27 BJT, the Shijian 21 satellite was lauched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. The satellite will be mainly used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies. The China National Space Administration established its Space Debris Monitoring and Application Centre in June 2015. The centre is responsible for tracking waste, analyzing hazards, developing prevention and disposal plans, setting up a database and communicating with other nations and international organizations.
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