China Launched Three CubeSats

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Beijing: China has successfully launched three cube satellites which will help in tracking civil aircraft and ships and avoid tragedies like the missing flight MH370, official media said.The three CubeSats in a mission coded STU-2 was launched on September 25 and has entered their designed orbit, according to the mission’s chief designer Wu Shufan.

The three spacecraft – weighing only 6.8 kgs in total – are equipped with polar region observation cameras as well as automatic identification system receivers for information from ships and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receivers for messages sent from civil flights. Currently, more than 70 per cent of aircraft have such systems installed.

CubeSats may also be used to provide information support for ship operations such as the Chinese icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) in Polar Regions.China is currently developing its own global position system (GPS). This satellites helps china to develop their strength.

PTI

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