A Chinese Long March 4B rocket launched Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Inventory Satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Aug. 4, 2022. The rocket sheds insulation tiles during launch, a normal occurrence. Full Story: https://www.space.com/china-launches-carbon-ecosystem-satellite-tecis-1
The satellite will be used for "terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring, survey and monitoring of terrestrial ecology" and more, according to China Central Television.
Credit: Space.com | footage courtesy: China Central Television (CCTV) | edited by Steve Spaleta (https://twitter.com/stevespaleta)