China On Friday, November 5, China propelled an Earth science satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi Province.
The satellite, named Guangmu, was launched via a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 10:19 a.m. (0219 GMT) and successfully entered its planned SSO orbit.
This was the 395th flight mission of the Long March rocket series, the launch center said.
Developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the satellite (SDGSAT-1) is the world’s first space science satellite dedicated to serving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The satellite, with three optical payloads, can provide space observation data for monitoring, evaluating and studying the interaction between human and nature and sustainable development, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.