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China science, technology news summary — Aug. 21 – China.org.cn


BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news in China.

SATELLITE LAUNCH

China on Saturday launched a Long March-2D carrier rocket to place a remote sensing satellite group in space.

As the fourth batch of the Yaogan-35 family, the satellites were lifted at 1:37 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan and entered the preset orbit. They will be mainly used to conduct science experiments, land resource surveys, yield estimation of agricultural products and disaster prevention and reduction.

LONG MARCH CARRIER ROCKET

A Long March-2D rocket sent a satellite group into space on Saturday morning, marking 103 consecutive successful launches by the Chinese carrier rocket series.

The previous record for consecutive Long March rocket launches was 102, set from 1996 to 2011.

Since May 5, 2020, the Chinese carrier rocket series has achieved 103 consecutive victories in just 27 months, transporting more than 200 spacecraft into orbit, including space station modules, a lunar probe, a Mars probe and manned spaceships.

WORLD ROBOT CONFERENCE

More than 500 sets of robots from 130 enterprises were displayed at the ongoing World Robot Conference 2022 in Beijing, among which over 30 made their world debuts.

The conference has invited more than 300 experts from 15 countries and regions to share cutting-edge academic achievements and development trends in the field of robotics, such as advanced robotics and automation, AI, machine learning, intelligent manufacturing, brain computer interface and intelligent human-machine interaction. Enditem



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