China launches device to track asteroids close to Earth

The Chinese Long March 2D rocket launched an “asteroid hunter” and three more satellites for various purposes into space.

The Origin Space satellite was launched into space, it is called the first Chinese optical telescope with a wide field of view, which works in normal and ultraviolet light. It will identify asteroids closest to Earth.

The Origin Space company plans to use its new development to create a map of asteroids, which are supposed to contain minerals.

It is also expected that the satellite will be used for exploration of natural resources, monitoring of the ecological situation, warning of natural disasters, and other purposes.

Hisea-2 is designed for remote monitoring of the ecology of the sea space, and TKSY01-TJ, according to some reports, is associated with Chinese military projects. Nonetheless, local media say the satellite will be used to train and train university teams in orbital maintenance of equipment.

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