China launches carbon monitoring satellite

China successfully launched a ground-based ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite and two other satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province Thursday.

The satellite was launched by a Long March-4B carrier rocket and successfully entered the planned orbit, the China News Agency said, noting that the satellite is mainly used for carbon monitoring in the terrestrial ecosystem, survey and monitoring of the environment and land resources, and the monitoring and evaluation of national environmental projects. Main.

She explained that the satellite will provide operational support and research services in areas such as environmental protection, surveying and mapping, meteorology, agriculture, and disaster reduction.

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