China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

The extended March-2D carrier rocket was used to send the satellite, Gaofen-9 04, into the orbit. It is claimed to possess a resolution up to the sub-meter level.

China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite
China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

Space Daily reported that China has recently launched a replacement optical remote-sensing satellite. The satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

The extended March-2D carrier rocket was used to send the satellite, Gaofen-9 04, into the orbit. It is claimed to possess a resolution up to the sub-meter level.

Land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation will all be made accessible through the satellite.

It will also provide information for the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. The same carrier rocket also sent the Gravity and Atmosphere Scientific Satellite (Q-SAT) into space.

The Q-SAT satellite, developed by Tsinghua University, will assist with the satellite system design approach and orbital atmospheric density measurement, to name a few. The launch was the 342nd mission of the Long March rocket series.