May 25, 2023

China launches two satellites to monitor Earth’s weakening magnetic field

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The two Macau Science 1 satellites lifted off atop a Long March 2C rocket on Sunday.

China launched two satellites designed to investigate and monitor Earth’s magnetic field changes at 4 pm local time on Sunday, May 21, at the Jiuquan launch site in the Gobi Desert.

The mission called Macau Science 1 lifted a pair of satellites weighing 500kg (1,100lbs) each atop a Long March 2C rocket. It is the first Chinese space mission operated as part of a partnership with scientists in Macau, according to a report by the South China Morning Post.

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