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China launches twin satellites capable of creating 3D maps in space
25/08/2021 04:07 PM | Click to read full article
China has been busy in 2021 as it ramps up its space led activities in a bid to dominate the modern space race. Beijing conducted the 29th orbital launch of the year by blasting off twin satellites to boost its remote sensing and mapping capabilities.
The Long March 4B lifted off from the Taiyuan launch centre to deploy the twin satellites in the near-polar orbit around 500 kilometres above the planet.