04 August 2022
In the morning of 4 August, China successfully launched a terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite and 2 other satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The CZ-4B took off at 11:08 BJT. The payloads entered the planned orbit successfully. The carbon monitoring satellite is mainly used for terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring, the surveying and monitoring of terrestrial ecology and resource, and major national ecological projects monitoring and evaluation. It will also provide operational support and research services in fields such as environmental protection, surveying and mapping, meteorology, agriculture, and disaster reduction.
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