China plans to launch about 70 remote sense satellites

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China will launch about 70 remote sensing satellites to detect the near-Earth space environment and predict extreme events, according to Yang Baohua, deputy general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The remote sensing satellites will be part of a broader programme encompassing a total of 120 satellites that are planned to be launched. Of the remaining satellites, about 20 will be communication satellites and 30 navigation satellites.

As stated by Yang, the satellites will help China to meet its increasing demand for aerospace technology and build a self-controlled national space infrastructure that can operate continuously and stably for a long time. Nonetheless, the deputy general manager did not specified when the launches will take place.

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