TECH China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

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China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

Xinhua

14:29, September 07, 2020

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China's new large carrier rocket Long March-5B blasts off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province, May 5, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

TAIYUAN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- China launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province on Monday.

The Gaofen-11 02 satellite was launched by a Long March-4B rocket at 1:57 p.m. (Beijing Time), according to the center. It was the 345th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.

Gaofen-11 02 has a resolution up to the sub-meter level. It will be mainly used for land surveys, city planning, land rights confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation.

The newly launched satellite will also offer information support for the Belt and Road construction.

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