China has successfully launched two satellites to detect gravitational waves in orbit planned from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province on Thursday.
According to the Xinhua News Agency, those composing the GECAM-mission (gravitational wave high-energy electromagnetic equivalent all-sky monitor) were launched during the early hours by a long March-11 carrier rocket. These satellites have been sent on the GECAM mission.
The GECAM satellite will be used to monitor high-energy astronomical events. For example gravitational waves gamma, radio waves, special gamma waves, magnetic waves and neutron stars, black holes etc.
Earlier, China has launched an Earth Observation Satellite on Sunday to keep its eye on the Earth. This satellite, called Gaofen-14, is capable of taking high resolution photographs of ground objects in any part of the world. The satellite was launched by the Long March-3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province, Southwest China.