China Launches Yaogan-30 Remote Sensing Satellite

China has successfully launched a remote sensing satellite Yaogan-30 into sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) using the Long March-2D rocket. The rocket was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Gobi desert in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

It was the 227th flight of the Long March rocket series and was also the second orbital launch from the Jiuquan Satellite launch Center in 2016. The Yaogan-30 satellite was built by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). It is part of second generation of the Yaogan series inaugurated in 2008. The first Yaogan satellite was launched in 2006. It has two deployable solar arrays along with batteries. It uses the CAST-2000 platform, which has a dry mass of about one metric ton.


So let’s do:
1. Name the country, which has successfully launched Yaogan – 30 remote-sensing satellite ?
2. Expand the term SSO ?

Source – The Hindu


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