At 1108 Hours Hong Kong Beijing Time on a very Clear 4th August 2022 , China- People’s Republic of China- CNSA –China National Space Administration Successfully launched the New Next Generation Long March – Chang Zheng 2C carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Shanxi Province ……the Chang Zheng-Long March 4B carrier rocket was ignited at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, and then successfully sent the terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite and two small satellites into the predetermined orbit. The launch mission was a complete success.
China successfully launched the terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite the world’s first active and passive joint observation remote sensing satellite for forest carbon sinks was successfully launched! China’s Chang Zheng Long March rocket has won a hundred consecutive victories
Since the successful maiden flight of the Long March 5B carrier rocket on May 5, 2020, the China Long March series of carrier rockets developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation have successfully performed 100 space launch missions in more than 800 days.
As the world’s first forest carbon sink, the successful launch of the active-passive combined observation remote sensing satellite terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite marks that’s China – People’s Republic of China’s carbon sink monitoring has entered the era of remote sensing.
The terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite was developed by the Fifth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Group. It detects the vegetation biomass of terrestrial ecosystems through a combination of active and passive measurement methods, and solves the problems of terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring, terrestrial ecology and resource survey and monitoring, and national major ecological projects monitoring and evaluation. It serves the national goal of “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality”, and provides business support and research services for forestry and grassland, ecological environment, surveying and mapping, meteorology, agriculture, and emergency disaster reduction.
The terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite is equipped with four kinds of payloads, including multi-beam lidar, multi-angle multi-spectral camera, hyperspectral detector, and multi-angle polarization imager. The comprehensive remote sensing method of spectrum + multi-angle + hyperspectral + polarization” can obtain multi-element remote sensing information of forest carbon sinks, improve the accuracy of carbon sink inversion, and will significantly improve the quantitative level of my country’s land remote sensing.
The Long March 4B carrier rocket for this launch mission was developed by the Eighth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Group. It is a normal temperature liquid three-stage carrier rocket. It has the ability to launch various types of satellites with different orbit requirements. The multi-satellite launch, its sun-synchronous orbit carrying capacity can reach 2.5 tons. The rocket of this invention launched two small satellites by means of sidewall loading, namely the Hede-2G satellite and the Minhang Juvenile satellite.
In this mission, the Chang Zheng-Long March 4B Carrier rocket is equipped with a flight diagnostic control unit. This is the first flight verification of the power diagnosis and reconstruction platform in China. After the verification is fully mature, it will be promoted to engineering applications to improve the active recovery of the power system failure of the launch vehicle. ability to improve rocket flight reliability.
This launch is the 430th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles.
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