China launched Fengyun-3 satellite

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On 16th April 2023, China successfully launched the Fengyun-3 meteorological satellite using Chang Zheng-4B carrier rocket from Jiuquan Cosmodrome in Gansu Province.

An Overview of the News

  • The primary objective of the Fengyun-3 satellite is to monitor and provide information on severe weather conditions, especially heavy rainfall, which can cause natural disasters such as floods and landslides.

  • This was the 471st mission for the Chang Zheng rocket family.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)

  • It is a state-owned organisation that serves as the primary contractor for China's space program.

  • CASC has several subsidiaries that specialise in the design, development and manufacture of a variety of space-related technology, including spacecraft, launch vehicles, missile systems and ground equipment.

  • The organisation is responsible for overseeing all aspects of China's space program, from research and development to mission planning and execution.

Establishment - 1 July 1999

Headquarters - Beijing, China

President - Zhang Zhongyang

About China

Government - Unitary Marxist-Leninist One Party Socialist Republic

President -Xi Jinping

Capital -Beijing

Official language - Standard Chinese

Currency - Renminbi

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