China’s (and globally) first synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite being put into geosynchronous orbit. It can provide unprecedented all-time Earth observations of an area near the same longitude and can provide unique non-interrupted observations for various uses.
The Long March 3B / E (G2) (CZ-3B / E) is one of the most successful medium-range launchers and the strongest variant of the CZ-3 series. It was specially developed for the transport of heavy communications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit. The additional designation "E" stands for a higher payload fairing, stretched boosters and extended fuel tanks at the first stage, over the CZ-3B.
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.INFO WIKI
China has launched what is believed to be the world's first geosynchronous orbit synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite, marking a significant advancement in its space capabilities.
China launched what is thought to be the world’s first geosynchronous orbit synthetic aperture radar satellite on Saturday.