China launches remote sensing satellite into orbit

China launched the Horus-1 Earth remote sensing satellite into orbit using the Long March 2-Xi launch vehicle, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said .

It is noted that the satellite was launched at 12:01 local time (07:01 Moscow time) from the Jiuquan Cosmodrome in the north of the country. He became the 464th in a row for carriers of the Long March series.

Earlier it was reported that the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft, which will fly to the ISS on February 24, will stay in orbit for 215 days. Thus, the total duration of work at the station of the crew that he will pick up will be at least 370 days. The corporation noted that this is a new record for the ISS.

The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft was launched on a Soyuz-2.1a rocket from  Baikonur on September 21 last year. Then it was planned to conduct an expedition to the ISS in 188 days, to complete it at the end of March 2023.

But after the depressurization of the ship’s thermal control system on December 15, 2022, it was decided that it was dangerous for the crew to return on it.

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