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China would make nearly 100 space launches in 2024

China would make nearly 100 space launches in 2024

This year China Around 100 space launches are planned, a new record for the Asian country, reported the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

According to the Xinhua news agency, between these launches it is expected to increase the number of satellites sent to form constellations, which will boost space applications in areas such as communication, navigation and Earth observation.

One of the most notable launches scheduled by China are the new spacecraft designed for future lunar exploration missions: Mengzhou (Dream Ship).

This new generation of spaceships China’s manned lander for future projects includes the so-called Mengzhou and the Lanyue (Embrace the Moon) lunar lander, whose names were selected as part of a public competition that “reflect the characteristics of the period and the cultural attributes of the country.” .

The Mengzhou spacecraft will replace Shenzhou and transport astronauts from Earth to the Tiangong space station, while the modified Mengzhou-Y version will handle manned missions to the Moon.

In addition to these releases, China It also plans a maiden flight from its first commercial spacecraft launch site, located in the city of Wenchang, in the island province of Hainan (southern).

With this, they demonstrate that in recent years the Asian country has invested heavily in its space program. As recalled, it has already achieved milestones such as the landing of Chang’e 4 on the far side of the Moon in January 2019, a mission that no country had achieved to date.

(With information from the EFE agency).

Source: Gestion

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