China launches Zhongxing-26 satellite

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China has launched the Zhongxing-26 satellite in February 2023 at a cost of $333 million.

An overview of the news

  • The Zhongxing-26 satellite was launched on a Long March 3B rocket. The main objective of this satellite is to provide broadband connectivity for aviation and shipping related operations.

  • Zhongxing-26 was launched by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). CAST plans to launch 60 more in 2023.

  • The rocket uses liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen fuel in the third stage. Liquid rocket fuel requires controlled temperature to remain in its form.

  • China is about to launch more than 200 spacecraft in its 60 missions in the coming time.

  • China plans to launch Tianzhou-6, a cargo craft, by the end of 2023.

  • Also, to strengthen its Tiangong Space Station, there are plans to launch crewed missions like Shenzhou-16 and Shenzhou-17.

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