With the help of GECAM satellites, scientists plan to observe the electromagnetic phenomena accompanying gravitational waves.
China has successfully launched two GECAM satellites into orbit, designed to study gravitational waves and their accompanying electromagnetic phenomena. This was reported by Xinhua on Thursday, December 10.
The satellites were launched at 04:14 local time using the Changzheng-11 (Long March-11 rocket) launch vehicle from the Xichang cosmodrome in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
With the help of Gravitational Wave High-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor (GECAM) satellites, scientists plan to observe the gravitational waves of electromagnetic phenomena, fast radio bursts of high-energy radiation, bursts of gamma radiation. Spacecraft will also allow studying the so-called compact objects – neutron stars and black holes.
The current launch marks the 355th launch for the Changzheng series launch vehicles.
Earlier this week, China launched Gaofen-14, an optical Earth remote sensing satellite from the Xichang Cosmodrome. It was launched into orbit by the Changzheng-3B launch vehicle.
And in November, China launched the world’s first 6G test satellite. It should demonstrate how well the experimental sixth-generation network technology works.